Part 11: I couldn’t resist this title for the concluding chapter in our history of organic agriculture. This lyric from the rambunctious odyssey of the Grateful Dead also conveys the myriad twists and turns that have carried organic agriculture from the countercultural fringe to the White House garden and shelves of Walmart.
Four years into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, some Americans are losing confidence that the conventional wisdom at our disposal, whether liberal or conservative, is capable of restoring the financial security and opportunity we once enjoyed.
This week’s Newsletter explores urban farms.
Tim Donovan, farm manager at Project Grow, shares his views on how a city can grow its own food.
Profile of an urban farm in Portland, Oregon that delivers fresh food to local neighborhood CSA members, and receives assistance from adults with disabilities.