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 – Katie Lewis– Entry 8 – Sunflowers Hey folks– Today I’m learning and writing a bit about sunflowers.  They’ve been on my mind simply because they have been bringing me lots of joy of late.  There is one in full bloom in my front yard (pictured) and one near the front gate at Sarvodaya that I see regularly.  I grew the one in ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Katie Lewis– Entry 7 – Guts Hello! This past week I got to experience something I’ve never done before and honestly wasn’t sure I was ready for–such is much of life.  A little background: I have been primarily vegetarian for the last several years.  I made exceptions for cultural experience in foreign countries and hospitality (if someone made me a meal I ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Alexandra Carbone – Entry 4 – Week of 10/5 – On Failure On Failure. It’s been said that a person with a green thumb has killed exponentially more plants than a person with a black thumb; they just learned from the experience. I’d say this is probably true. My own first few years gardening were a bit haphazard, but every crop I plant I do learn something and eventually ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Eunice Fitzgerald – Entry 010 – Week of 10/26 Hello readers, Upsetting news this week. One of the chicken coops has been attacked by a dog and most of them were maimed and killed 🙁 I have never experienced this before, and was quite traumatized by the massacre. I’m pretty squeamish with animal deaths although I feel that working at the farm has helped me ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Eunice Fitzgerald – Entry 09 – Week of 10/19 Hello readers! This week was once again chalk full of useful information, and I will focus on the classroom session in specific as I found the topic to be quite interesting. We learned about seeds, breeding, hybridization, and GMOs. I have often gotten the argument that GMOs have been around for centuries, as most everything we eat today ...
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