In the Beginning
When this journey began, I wasn’t exactly sure where it was going. I knew I wanted to bring awareness to what agriculture professionals are doing for our growing population and the earth, but I didn’t know where it would lead. Now I'm convinced this project calls for a purpose. There is so much good that can come to families from telling these stories.
Bridging the Gap
There is an obvious connection between urban life and farm life. I see how each side views the other with both intrigue and misunderstanding. Having grown up in a culture that I’ve chosen to remain engaged in and having lived my adult life in the other one, I wanted to bridge the gap between the two worlds that I love.
The Two Percent
I have loads of respect for the way conventional farmers take risks and develop new ways of growing food for the world. It is certainly not a calling for everyone, but we all receive the benefits of those two percent of Americans who take on the challenge and thrive in their giftedness so we can continue to have plates full of healthy food.
At Our Fingertips
Urban life is full of opportunities for creativity and collaboration. Many resources that work together to develop technical, medical and financial advancements are at the fingertips of those living in metropolitan areas. The world moves forward at lightning speed because of the efforts urbanites make to improve our everyday lives.
As I've been sharing stories and experiences with you, this mission has become clear:
Our mission will focus on three main areas: family health issues, world hunger and environmental sustainability. I will develop these areas in the next few posts. To do the most good, Connecting City to Farm has decided to pursue 501c3 (non-profit) status. This will create opportunities to expand our message and our audience.