Excerpt from “Be the Change … a conversation with Ami Freeberg (Co-Founder of KC organic Longfellow Farm)”
- The “vital signs” of a healthy farm mirror those of the human body. In her book Farmacology, Dr. Daphne Miller explores how healthy farms produce healthy nutrients and neighborhoods. As co-founder of an urban farm, how does this “interconnectedness” inform your practice?
I have always believed that good food is the foundation of health. I grew up with a mother who grew much of our food in our garden, so having access to good food has always been second nature to me. Once one starts down that path, of eating food they’ve grown themselves or food raised by someone they know, it is hard to leave that web of “interconnectedness” My work with Longfellow Farm has largely been motivated by building new connections between people, their food, and the earth.
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