young agrarian groundswell!

posted May 12, 2008

Pardon us while we sound a trumpet.  The young farmer movement is taking root–roots deepening everyday in healthy soil and healthy communities.  Young farmers are in the public sphere–the NY TIMES and LA TIMES and KPFA Radio.  They are bridging the generational gap, farming in cities and suburbs, squatting land to farm, and negotiating partnerships to farm–farming by any means possible.  This might be the gateway impulse that leads others down the garden path–along the personal and professional trajectories of sustainability.  This brings us to our very good friend Zoe Ida Bradbury.

Zoe is an ally and multi-level hero.  She is a greenhorns collaborator and young farmer out in Oregon.  She is documenting her experiences in Diary of a Young Farmer over at Edible Portland.  Her stories are wonderful springtime reading–if only there were time in the spring!

Oh grand emergence–little sprout, without doubt. Thanks for your simple, purposeful, lucky little gesture.