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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  • In This Moment I Feel So Alive- Dawn Quintanilla- Entry 01 Hey All! Apologize I am so late with all of my entries been going through some technical difficulties but excited to travel back to the beginning. 🙂 My name is Dawn Quintanilla and I am one of the 8 fortunate interns at Sarvoyada. I recently moved to California and immediately wanted to get back in the farming ...
  • time – Iris Xu – Entry 02 This week has me thinking a lot about time and the way I perceive it. So much of every day life feels like a sort of hypertime, everything is mediated and often in a way that’s designed to make us lose track of time. I’ve noticed that being at the farm has helped me to slow ...
  • Sarvodaya Love – Entry 02 My team partner recently asked, “So, what do you do when you’re not here?” With NO hesitation I said, “Dream about being here!” At the risk of sounding lovesick and infatuated, I LOVE THIS PLACE and I miss it when I’m not here. The labor, although tough at times is so rewarding. For this reason, ...
  • The Short Tale of Gilbert Gottfried the Gopher – Will Floyd – Entry 03 Gilbert Gottfried was an ordinary gopher living in the land they call Pomona. Here it is not an easy life for a scavenging rodent; Gilbert had to scrounge around the bleak landscape of concrete and waste to find a meager sustenance, and competition with rats and other large birds and mammals made for a tough ...
  • Farm Labor is Skilled Labor — Kimberly Kirner — Entry 3 Young man tying string to squash plants.This week, I pruned and trellised tomatoes for the third time.  On one of my very first days on the farm, I learned how to remove the lower branches that touch the ground and to select one strong shoot and trim the others, so the plant can put its energy into producing more tomatoes.  So ...
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