Back to the Land

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“…Can that work? Can giant agribusiness shrink while true organic farms grow? Can the elitism of a farmer’s market shift so that the organic farms can be subsidized & that prices are reasonable for all people? That would be a democracy of healthy eating.”

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I haven’t been able to get Maira Kalman’s piece Back to the Land out of my head all day. Published for her New York Times column, And the Pursuit of Happiness, it’s part illustration and part photo essay. She talks about sustainable food practices and the super-inspiring Edible Schoolyard program which builds gardens at underprivileged schools. I just love her tone and style; it’s a really engaging read overall. Edible Schoolyard’s also a fantastic program and I think is well worth supporting if you are interested too.

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