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- Faye Nahm- Entry 06, Week of 7/11/16   It’s one thing to walk into the food jungle of Sarvodaya and see the life that is already in existence just waiting to be observed, praised, and consumed. It’s a whole other experience to clean a row, prep the soil, dig in the footings for the trellises, set the irrigation lines, plant the seeds, and watch ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Tyler Bastian – Entry 06 – Week of 07/11/2016 Wednesday on the farm we heard stories of cats. I’ve met very few animals in my life I didn’t like. Fish, dogs, deer, cows, all sorts of rodents, birds, you name it, I LOVE animals. But cats are some of my favorites. Here’s why. I once went to a conference where, much to my chagrin, they ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Haleemah Henderson- 7/19/16 I finally had the opportunity to work on composting last week. We had to layer food waste and horse bedding on one pile, and turn another pile, while integrating dried leaves. Despite the smell, the yucky splash of rotten fruit, and horse manure slipping into the tops of my shoes, I so thoroughly enjoyed myself. Let ...
  • Entry 6, week of July 11th The farm was alive this week, too alive with the buzz of the Fig Eater Beetle. With the help of my handy dandy tennis racket, and Kelsey’s assistance, not only is the farm is a much quieter place, but the chickens are full and happy.    
  • Entry 5, week of July 4th The farm is full of a variety of insects. Fig Eater Bettle… Grasshopper… Monarch Butterfly Cocoon?… Lady Bugs… Even some insects we have never seen before. ?… ?… It’s so intriguing to see mysterious beautiful insects, just going on with their day, in their little habitat, like they aren’t anything special. As we stare at them with wondrous eyes and call each other ...
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