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 – J.D. Cerince – Entry 8 – Week of 6/04 I was recently talking to a friend about my interest in farming and food. I explained that I’m passionate about it because it’s all so new to me. I didn’t grow up with a rich culinary background or family that grew food. I’m the first generation after a 2 generation gap of gardeners. Honestly up ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – LauraR – Entry 02 – Week of 05/27/16 I just completed the third week of my internship. There have been many firsts for me in that time and I am learning rapidly. I have tasted my first mulberry and my first silver slicer cucumber. (However, I haven’t tasted the kohlrabi yet as it looks like something from outer space.) I learned that the ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Laura R. – Entry 01-Week of 5/22/16 Hi.  My name is Laura and I am very excited to be a new intern at Sarvodaya farms. In this, my first journal entry, I will briefly introduce myself.  At 57-years-old, I am probably – maybe ever – the oldest intern at Sarvodaya farms. I guess you could say I am a late bloomer : )  I ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Noy R.- Entry 09-Week of 5/6/16 It’s been really nice having a legitimate spring this year, as opposed to the typical pre-summer hot season that Southern California (in name only) calls “spring”. The cooler weather has allowed certain vegetables an extended growing season at Sarvodaya (i.e. kale, lettuces, and broccoli) some more than others, but more importantly, cooler weather has allowed us to ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – J.D. Cerince – Entry 7 – Week of 5/06 Last Sunday I taught a small class with Jeremy Samson at the Anaheim Packing House about how water and soil interact with the presence of organic matter in the form of compost. To demo this I created a small test environment of three tubes filled with different composition. (From right to left) Soil with no ...
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