The age of the farmer

The age of the farmer

After working all day, we had our plates filled with food. I looked up while everyone started eating. All of them were laughing, talking about their day and every single one of them had dirt under their nails. I had a big smile on my face and I started eating.

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The last 8 weeks I was living and working together with young farmers. Everyone opened their homes and hearts. I traveled through incredibly beautiful places and met the most admirable people. I felt so welcome and inspired every day. I learned so much more about growing food, gathering people and working together.

People often wonder why young people start farming. They don’t understand why someone who studied medicine, English literature, law or computer science would want to get their hands dirty every day, growing food on an organic farm.

In the next couple of weeks I would like to show you what it is that draws people to farming. It sure isn’t glamorous. Unless you consider peeling sweet onions before bedtime glamorous. But all the hard work, sleepless nights, hurting hands and feet bring together so many different people over a table full of amazing food.

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It is work that we want to do because it is being outside that gives us pleasure because it is fresh food that we crave. We want to grow healthy food for ourselves and the people that are close to us.