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 1 – Week of 2/8 Hello! My name is J.D. Cerince, one of the new interns this year. I’m very excited to finally be involved with the Growing Club and Sarvodaya.  I met Rishi and Manju last year at Permaculture Voices 2 and have been following their work ever since. I’ve always been inspired by their initiative to integrate farming ...
  • Changing, Growing, Evolving One of the things I love about the farm is that things are always changing. Sometimes the differences are obvious, and sometimes they happen in the subtlest of ways. There are always new things happening, new horizons reached, and new ideas tested in the moment. New seed varieties, new vegetables ready for harvest, new seedlings peeking ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Alexandra Carbone – Entry #6 – Week of Jan 11 Aristotle Goes Farming I have not been able to stop thinking about “man-made” vs. “natural”, and what that distinction means. We had a class recently (interns at Sarvodaya have classes where we discuss permacultural principles) where we floated the idea that “man-made” substances don’t actually exist. Most of what we think of as “man-made”, such as ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Toni Jensen – Entry #9 – Week of Jan 4 Rain! I’m home from the farm this week because we are finally getting some of that rain they’ve been warning us about for months. Four straight days of rain is unheard of! How wonderful. Every overflowing gutter I see or stream of water flowing down someone’s lawn makes me think of all that could be going ...
  • 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 ...
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