I sold macchiatos at Starbucks in Barnes & Noble. Wish I’d had the opportunity to grow and sell organic produce like these teens in the Cultiva Youth CSA program run by Growing Gardens, a Boulder, Colorado-based urban agriculture education non-profit. Read the article at the Organic Connections website.
I was inspired to connect with filmmaker Casey Beck whose new film The Organic Life was just released for this Organic Connections interview. Beck documents her husband’s choice to become an organic vegetable farmer with a small operation in California. Will the physically demanding days, having to live “just above poverty level” eventually push the couple to seek other work? A beautiful and touching look at the reality of being an organic farmer.
September is is ripe, literally, with fresh foods but also with new ideas (school’s in!), so it seems the perfect time to revisit the whys and hows of ecologically sensitive farming. Why do I love organic? Learn a few of the most surprising reasons, including stone-fruit pollination and my family’s omega-3 needs. Then discover tasty new ways to prepare fresh organic foods with recipes straight from Earthbound Farm. Eat well, be well!