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 – Eunice Fitzgerald – Entry 011 – Week of 11/16 Hello friends! So much abundance at the farm this winter season! I have been quite busy so it has been hard to sit down and type out some entries, but I wanted to let you all know that things are well, and so much is still being learned! My stint at the farm is quickly coming ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Katie Lewis– Entry 10 – Persimmon Persimmons!  I feel like I’ve only truly discovered persimmons in the last few years.  I missed out on this fruit for a long time.  Recently I’ve been enjoying hachiya persimmons at Sarvodaya; like really, really enjoying them.  I feel like you can’t eat a hachiya in public.  It’s a private, messy, drip down your chin kind ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Katie Lewis– Entry 9 – Umberto In this season of fall and thankfulness I read an article by Umberto Pasti, a writer and horticulturist.  I love it, all of it.  I’m basically going to just put chunks of quotes from that article here because he says everything.  There’s more in the full piece (http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/umberto-pasti-gardening-advice/), but here are my favorite bits. He ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Alexandra Carbone – Entry 5 – Week of 11/16 When I was a kid, and thought about how I wanted my body to be treated when I died, I didn’t like any of the options. It really freaked me out to think about “the worms go in and the worms go out, they eat your brain and spit it out”. I didn’t like the ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Toni Jensen – Entry 4 – Week of 11/16 Fall at the Farm Here in Southern California, we don’t get to experience four clear seasons with vastly different weather. We can get 85 degrees in December while other states are enjoying a white Christmas. But arriving at the farm at 8am every week I finally need a sweater!  For those who are CSA members, I’m sure ...
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