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Small Farming


> “To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe – to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it – is a wonder beyond words.” —Joanna Macy


Small farming, in the era of climate change, is a gesture of hope and surrender. Hope, that the human connection to earth can heal the disconnection modern society has engineered; and surrender, to the great divine, because the unknowns are far too heavy to carry alone.


Farming is hard work, terribly underpaid, and, for the most part, underappreciated by the masses. As I write I can tell you that we can make, on one website job, nearly double what we'll make for an entire season of farming. As first-generation farmers we are entering raw; fueled with a hunger gnawing from our marrow, with a motivation that goes so far beyond monetary it might just defibrillate the world.


Our first-generation, climate-change era, farmer's declaration:


We do not want

easy answers

cheap chemicals

short-term rewards for long-term consequences

dependency on machines fueled by dependencies on finite/destructive resources


We want

to leave this lethargic planet, even if it's just the soil we touch, better than we found it

for every decision we make to consider every stakeholder on this planet, micro and macro

to resurrect the sacredness of nature and of our own existence

to nourish and not simply feed those who eat the harvests of this effort


> "Where there is food, there will be life; Where there is low stress, there will be good life; When stress rises the good life becomes the food." —Gil Carandang


Books

Letters to a Young Farmer - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer

The One-straw Revolution - Masanobu Fukuoka


Videos

Korean Natural Farming Documentary

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