28 Aug '11, 3pm

#Farming, Friends, and Community

#Farming, Friends, and Community

Yesterday, my friend Carol came with me to volunteer. It was truly a beautiful way to bond with an old friend. We know that meals can bring people together, but so to can helping to promote the growth of the food we consume in those meals. I’ve been friends with Carol since I was 14, but life gets busy and it is often difficult for us to find time to meet up. She and I spent more time together yesterday than we have on any single day in the last several years. And I think some of that had to do with the fact that we were sharing an experience that was meaningful and constructive, not merely entertaining. Contributing to the health of a community is a profound way to reinforce bonds between people. What’s more, sharing experiences like this with friends and family can have a ripple effect. If you spark a friend’s interest in a cause or movement, and they bring another frien...

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