Farmers in Training Journal

<p style=”padding:10px;”>Journal entries below are from Interns in our Farmer Training Program. These entries are mean to provide insight into the world of farming from the view of newcomers, and serve as an educational resource for our community. We hope you enjoy these journal entries as much as our interns enjoy their time on the farm! </p>

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  • Introduction to Mona- Farmer in Training When my husband doesn’t want me to leave in the morning (I live in Costa Mesa so it’s quite the drive) he tells me “You’re going to NYU, you don’t need this internship”. I shake my head knowing that at the end of the day he’ll be happy to hear me bursting from the inside ...
  • Environmental planning by Alex.M This past month our class has been learning about environmental issues regarding water around California . The class discussed why we are not using proper water conservation techniques. In California we are wasting a lot of water by letting the water just goes down to our canals and ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – J.D. Cerince – Entry 5 – Week of 4/11 The teacher in the garden I have studied different philosophies and religions all my life. My father, who at one point was a pastor, always encouraged me to observe life and think about its greater implications. However, my strongest and most paradigm shifting realizations have not come from books or lectures but the garden. Before I go ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Noy R.- Entry 07-Week of 4/8/16 I love that I find out about new vegetables every week on the farm, better still is the fact that my palette for vegetables is slowly (but surely) expanding. This week’s new discovery was garlic chives… mmm! What a surprise! As I was collecting bunches for Wednesday’s harvest, I couldn’t help but snack on them as I worked; the ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Noy R.- Entry 06-Week of 4/1/16 On Wednesday, after harvesting over 60 pounds of assorted swiss chard, I was surprised to see that we still had another bed full, and very likely the option to pull out an additional 60 pounds if so needed. The awesome thing about a lot of leafy vegetables on the farm is that they regenerate so quickly ...
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