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>

Latest Posts

  • Small Farming as a Holistic Health Plan — Kimberly Kirner — Entry 4 Zucchini and Broccoli PlantsI lived for most of my 20s in rural or semi-rural locations.  Exercise was built into my routine: shoveling snow or horse manure, carrying firewood, hiking right outside my front door, carrying hay bales – the endless tasks of keeping the household alive.  I spent two years in Seattle, but I commuted on public transit.  ...
  • ode to squash – Iris Xu – Entry 03 Costata Romanesco Squash to be exact! For the last week or so, I’ve been harvesting and becoming unendingly obsessed with this miraculous plant that seems to produce a new batch of harvestable zucchinis every two days. It grows to an impressive size, a mini jungle within our fields that often make me feel like a child on ...
  • Entry 4 – “Programmer” by Reshama Damle Being on the farm forces me to reprogram my brain. So many things happened this week like music and song being introduced to the farm, reassessing the value of nuts into a diet plan, considering the big picture of managing a farm and producing quality CSA boxes, and being resourceful in making new pesticides out of old…bugs.  It’s ...
  • Cultural and Spiritual Ruminations – Will Floyd – Entry 04 What is it that we have lost? Can you feel it? We have forgotten something. A collective cultural amnesia, it seems. When did the head trauma occur? The “fall,” some call it. Was it when we became conscious of time and our own mortality? When we began to divide the world with symbols? Or was ...
  • 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 ...
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