Check out this great post on Civil Eats… it documents the journey (so far) of Naomi Starkman, as she seeks to be an organic farmer. From WWOOF to Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, several sustainable agriculture organizations and the Slow Food Nation Victory Garden, and on to whatever comes next.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Five years ago, living amid the concrete congestion of New York City, I was inspired to become an organic farmer. This surprised some of my colleagues and friends, as I was raised in the suburbs and had lived in major cities for most of my adult life. Until recently, I had never met a farmer or spent any time on a farm. And yet, a small seed inside of me was struggling to make a greater impact in my work and attain a deeper connection to the earth.”
Read the full post at: http://civileats.com/2008/12/12/the-quest-to-be-an-organic-farmer/