Slightly blurry on the Web but clear in person — this piece is in celebration of the many Greenhorn people in various training and development programs whose aim is to build the farmers, farms, and food systems of the future.
The folks depicted — Trevor Piersol, Emily Melvin, Ben Samuelson — just happen to be former Senior Fellows from the Allegheny Mountain Institute. Their training ground was (is) in the furthest mountain reaches of Virginia’s Highland County but the practical fellowships happen in Virginia cities such as Staunton, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, and Richmond.
There are so many more programs like this across the country and the world. More on that when I can transfer my essay to the Web.
— Lindsay Curren, 31 Days of Urban Agriculture