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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  • Compost Tea Results Our compost tea had no effect on bagrada bug, so our plan is to get rid of all the brassicas. We had also tried our compost teas on cucumber seedlings, and it appears that JD’s application is flourishing the best. On the blueberries, the set under my passively aerated tea application showed a boost in fruiting ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Noy R.- Entry 08-Week of 4/15/16 On Wednesdays after our weekly harvest, we hold our class sessions in which we discuss topics on anything and everything having to do with farming/ecology. This aspect of the farmer in training program is invaluable in that we discuss in depth, processes and concepts that are seemingly obvious, but that I suspect are all too often ...
  • Agro-ecology is a divine recommendation. And tilling is sinning. I was reading the Quran in preparation for my Scripture Study Group later in the week and I stumbled across a verse that I felt completely affirmed some of the concepts I have learned and experienced on the farm. The conversation between the Pharaoh in Egypt and Moses, who asks that he free the enslaved ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – J.D. Cerince – Entry 6 – Week of 4/17 One of the things that I love about the farm is all the different factors it considers. In large parts of the farm there are areas dedicated to feeding the wild insect life. Huge berms separate different fields and the boarders of the farm are lined with beautiful flowering plants that act as food for insects. ...
  • Bagrada Bugs & Science at the Farm The recent infestation of bagrada bugs has annihilated several beds of cruciferous vegetables, including arugula and mizuna. They appear when the temperatures are hot, so we expect to see more of them as summer sets in. There are no major predators for bagrada, and their primary food source is in the brassica family (broccoli, kale, ...
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