The power of farming is alive and well

NPR has a curious story about how a Colorado farmer had an overwhelming response when he said he “would give away free vegetables on his farm, an estimated 40,000 people [emphasis added] showed up. Miller talks about what prompted his offer and the overwhelming response.”

Given that Mr. Miller’s farm is about 30 miles away from Denver, I’m surprised it hasn’t been gobbled up by a property developer for another all-houses-matching subdivision. What will hapen when all the farms are gone? Where will the food come from then? Urban agriculture is important, but large farms are something we must fight to preserve and enhance.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.