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 – 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 ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Toni Jensen – Entry #5 – Week of Dec. 7   Daikon! I will admit that I had never heard of daikon before interning at the farm. I’m not a huge radish fan so perhaps thats why I never looked into them. But Manju kept talking up this huge radish and said they make great stew. I replaced potatoes with daikon in a beef stew I simmered ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Katie Lewis– Entry 11 – Efficiency I was recently having a conversation with a new acquaintance at a mutual volunteer shift.  He was showing me how to do this particular job signing people in so they could buy their bulk organic foods–the particulars of the job aren’t really important.  The point is, the job was a little inefficient and I pointed ...
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