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 – Alexandra Carbone – Entry #6 – Week of Jan 11 Aristotle Goes Farming I have not been able to stop thinking about “man-made” vs. “natural”, and what that distinction means. We had a class recently (interns at Sarvodaya have classes where we discuss permacultural principles) where we floated the idea that “man-made” substances don’t actually exist. Most of what we think of as “man-made”, such as ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Toni Jensen – Entry #9 – Week of Jan 4 Rain! I’m home from the farm this week because we are finally getting some of that rain they’ve been warning us about for months. Four straight days of rain is unheard of! How wonderful. Every overflowing gutter I see or stream of water flowing down someone’s lawn makes me think of all that could be going ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Toni Jensen – Entry #8 – Week of Dec. 28 New Year’s Resolutions This week was a tough one because my family all came down with some illness or another and were just generally recovering from the holidays. I was only able to make it to the farm on Friday, New Years day. Which I thought was an appropriate way to begin 2016. Alex and I planted flower ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Toni Jensen – Entry #7 – Week of Dec. 21 Christmas on the Farm Most everyone was on vacation and out of town this week. Myself and Alex were the only interns remaining in town so we shared responsibility for checking on the chickens. Rishi also left us with the single task – “don’t let anything die” – while he was gone this month so we ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Toni Jensen – Entry #6 – Week of Dec. 14 Brrrr… it’s a little cold out there. It seems Pomona is a little cooler in the evenings then Arcadia because when we arrived at the farm this week there was frost everywhere. And a hose bib that had a slow leak in it caused icicles to form on a nearby plant. All the hoses had ...
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