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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  • Diversity, Diversity, Diversity The farm is built on diversity. A polyculture palette of vegetables attracts a similar variety of insects and wildlife, keeping pesky pathogens from taking over. Amazingly, there is little insect damage on our vegetables and I have not yet seen a disease wipe out an entire bed. The biggest problem we run into so far is aphids. Sometimes ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – J.D. Cerince – Entry 3 – Week of 2/22 This week I wanted to show what it’s like on harvest days at the farm. Right out of the gate everyone is working together to get the produce harvested, cleaned, boxed and ready to go. It’s a joy to be apart of the team and I love the coordination I see happening. I also show a ...
  • Farmer’s Journal-Noy R.- Entry 02- Week of 2/19/16 This week I was able to become more “hands on” with the CSA box prep. From harvesting, to cleaning/organizing, and recording, it was good to feel useful while also learning the Wednesday harvesting operation. Friday was spent making compost; adding woody (carbon) organic matter as a base, to softer (nitrogen rich) organic matter and making ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – J.D. Cerince – Entry 2 – Week of 2/15 This week I started the first part of a series of videos I’m going to make for my Farmer’s Journal. This week I gave a short tour of the farm and a few edible plants that I find fascinating! Check it out!
  • Farmer’s Journal- Noy R.- Entry 01-Week of 2/12/16 Prior to my first day, I did a quick YouTube search of Sarvodaya to see what the farm looked like, familiarize myself with the personnel and layout, and get a general understanding of the operations. Being that this is actually my first internship at anything at all, I wanted to gather as much information as ...
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