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>

Latest Posts

  • Farmer’s Journal – Faye Nahm – Entry 03 – Week of 06/17/16 On Friday, I got to join Lynn, Aja, Karin, and Noy on a compost adventure. We extended an existing pile by layering aged horse poop (yummy), rotting fruit (yummier), and a biodynamic compost starter which was used as a microbial inoculant (yummiest). It was a smelly and glorious job. We also transferred an almost finished compost ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Tyler Bastian – Entry 02 – Week of 06/12 Recently, a friend said to me “Hey look, a squirrel.” I actually hadn’t heard this before, but when he explained it I realized he was poking a little fun at me. Well, this week, two of my squirrels met. One squirrel was our differences. The other was our farm. Here’s what came of it…   It’s words ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Laura R – Entry 05 – Week of 06/17/2016 This past week at the farm was very interesting as usual. The rampicante are ripe and making it into the CSA boxes. Most of us at the farm had never heard of, nor seen a squash like this before. They are very beautiful and grow in some really crazy shapes. It is another plant I ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Sarah Harroff – Entry 02 – Week of 6/17 The Pomona plants have been climbing upward at an impressive clip this spring. Last Monday I helped trellis train the tomatoes, which have already grown well above my head. In addition to optimizing yield, maintaining vertical vines improves airflow, keeping the foliage dry and less susceptible to disease. Plus, it’s just a heck of a ...
  • Farmer’s Journal-Kelsey Zurcher-Entry 02-week of 6/13 I am pretty easy going, and ready to take on tasks no matter how physically demanding or gross they may be. However, in the occasion where I need to pick fruit from a diseased nectarine tree, and dodge spiders and their webs to reach the fruit, then I get a little jumpy. It is like ...
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