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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  • Entry 4, week of June 27th  The farm has a number of these beetles buzzing about, and I do mean buzzing, they sound like a helicopter. While transplanting tomatoes last Friday I had was digging a hole when I noticed one of these green beetles was deep in the ground, mostly motionless and looking drowsy. I wondered how it had gotten ...
  • Entry 3, week of June 20th Chickens. I’ve heard that chickens have different personalities just like dogs, and so far from what I’ve seen taking care of the chickens its true. Some chickens are more aggressive than others, pushing them out of the way or chasing them away from a good bug so that they can have it for themselves. The picture ...
  • Entry 2, Week of June 13th. Nature is so beautiful, the bright colors, flowers, shapes. The red plums, (purple color) are my favorite so far. They’re so juicy and refreshing after a hot day in the field.   Others have mentioned how peaceful the farm is, how it is their happy place. It is definitely therapeutic, and gives me a feeling of ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Ingrid Gutierrez Week 3 (June 20-24) I had little soil or plant interaction this week. My “chore” for the week included filling the water ponds and taking out the garbage. I did get a chance to trellis the rampicante, tomatoes, and cucumber, but the rampicante and tomatoes are to the top and I’m a short girl, so it could be challenging ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Ingrid Gutierrez Week 2 (June 13-17) It was an exciting week at the farm. After having done a walk through with Rishi the previous Friday and noting what was getting ready for harvest, seeing the growth and fruit after just 3 days, on Monday, was amazing. It sounds like something small, but considering the diversity of the plants in Sarvodaya Farm ...
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