[Market-farming] Barbara Kingsolver — To Young Farmers.

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Sun Apr 23 14:32:50 EDT 2017

Thanks for posting that, Karen. Hope your season's going well.

Too soggy here to get very much done -- and the weather report for midweek keeps getting wetter again. But at least the garlic's up and growing!

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

On Apr 16, 2017, at 9:58 AM, karen wrote:

> Some gems from her as usual richly studded writing:  “….you’ll sink deeply into one place, learning by heart the insides and edges of its weather and soils. Its pollinators and birdsongs will be the poetry and music of your days….[Consumers will] want to know why your tomatoes cost more than the ones they buy at the store—the ones picked by exploited labor, grown on some faraway land that’s being poisoned to death….Prepare to rectify one of the most ridiculous, sustained oversights in all of human exis­tence. When we told our youth that farming was a lowly aim compared with becoming teachers, doctors, or lawyers, what were we thinking? We need teachers for just a few of life’s decades. If we’re lucky, we’ll see a doctor only a few times a year, and a lawyer even less. But we need farmers every single day of our lives, beginning to end, no exceptions. “  See:  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/08/barbara-kingsolver-cheers-on-young-farmers.html?via=desktop&source=facebook
> Best wishes to all,
> Karen
> Roots Farm Organic Produce
> Fruits, Roots, Vegetables & Herbs
> Cochrane, DOMINICA
> 767-449-3038 (before 7 P.M.)
> karen at rootsfarm.info

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