Monday, May 12

NY Times Op-Ed

A great op-ed in the NY Times by Dan Barber, the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, NY (30 miles north of Manhattan!).

Here's a snippet bringing our Columbia Community Garden efforts into light:

"But regional systems will work only if there is enough small-scale farming going on to make them viable. With a less energy-intensive food system in place, we will need more muscle power devoted to food production, and more people on the farm. (The need is especially urgent when you consider that the average age of today’s American farmer is over 55.) In order to move gracefully into a post-industrial agriculture economy, we also need to rethink how we educate the people who will grow our food."

In that spirit, come out and plant with us in Pupin Plaza on Wednesday at 3pm. It's supposed to be a beautiful day!


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