Digging in My Heals
Colin wrote a lovely piece for Taproot Magazine's recent issue: Folk. The article is about the experiences that inspired him to start Seattle Urban Farm Company and his vision for the future of urban agriculture.
Here's a short excerpt from the article:
"...Urban farming has many benefits: it helps encourage people to eat a healthier diet, creates spaces for neighbors to build relationships, and helps people relax at the end of a hectic workday. However, I believe one of its most important roles is to bond the experiences of urbanites and farmers more closely together...I hope that the software developer who tenderly cares for her small backyard plot will choose to shop at the Farmer’s Market for the food she cannot grow. That, after struggling to produce a half-dozen golden beets in his raised beds, the lawyer will be impressed by the quality of produce on the farmer’s stand and will graciously pay “top dollar” at the market rather than shopping around for a cheaper price. I believe that urban farming is already helping to elevate the discourse on agricultural issues and that it will continue to create new opportunities for conversations about food production."