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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  • Farmer’s Journal-Kelsey Zurcher-Entry 02-week of 6/13 I am pretty easy going, and ready to take on tasks no matter how physically demanding or gross they may be. However, in the occasion where I need to pick fruit from a diseased nectarine tree, and dodge spiders and their webs to reach the fruit, then I get a little jumpy. It is like ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Faye Nahm – Entry 02 – Week of 06/12/16 This week I have been reflecting on generosity, both in terms of the kind and openhanded attitude of “generous” and the abundance and lavishness that also means “generous”. These two definitions have taken the physical form of what I have encountered at Sarvodaya Farms. It is our unfortunate societal reality that sharing knowledge and resources is ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Ingrid Gutierrez Week 1 (June 6-10) It has been a wonderful first official week as an intern at the farm. At this point, I’ve done tasks such as planting in the beds, mulching them, trellising tomatoes and squash, harvesting, weighing, labeling and packing produce. Every day that I am able to work at the farm, I feel not only like I’ve ...
  • Farmer’s Journal: Cammi Pierre Entry 1, Week 6/06 It’s shocking to think that the farm was just an empty dirt lot a year and a half ago. There is such a profound difference between the farm and the empty neighboring lot. The farm is full of life, green foliage, vegetables pouring off of the trellises, little laughing chickens, the occasional cat on patrol, ...
  • Farmer’s Journal: Haleemah- Entry 1, Week of 6/06/16 Being on the farm this first week has been an enlightening experience. I work as a Development Officer for a local nonprofit in Los Angeles. We are currently building a urban farm on a 2.5 acre site in the heart of the Watts community. I came to Sarvodaya Farms to learn more about organic growing ...
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