20 November 2009

I want to visit Wisconsin.

I can keep an eye on Cilantro while at work!

The other day at work I met Kate. She and hubby moved from the city to rural Wisconsin during the '60s as part of the back-to-land movement. Totally serendipitous, I thought, since I'm reading Omnivore's Dilemna and Pollan is discussing the beginning of the organic food growing movement in the '60s! Kate was part of this. She also said their 140 acres of land is surrounded by Organic Valley farmland. She and hubby no longer farm, but are avid cyclists. She said she is continually surprised by how many people are moving back to the land, even today, and that so many are young families.

Along these same lines, I was able to hear Farmer Bob from Harvest Moon (aptly named from their love of Neil Young) speak today to a classroom full of 1st graders learning about the road our food travels from farm-to-table. When his slide show posted a photo of chiles and peppers, the whole class shouted, "CHILES!"

Good things are happening.

Posted as part of Fight Back Fridays.


Blogger Dottie said...

Sounds lovely. Sometimes I think I could be happy out in the country, but the reality would not be so romantic, I'm sure. Plus, I really like Thai takeout :)

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