29 Sep '11, 3pm

Sustainable Farming, Food and Education | Care2 Healthy Living

Sustainable Farming, Food and Education | Care2 Healthy Living

I had the pleasure of attending a fund-raising dinner at Pie Ranch , a local working farm in Pescadero, CA, this past Saturday. I’d been gifted the tickets and had some idea of what to expect: a lovely outdoor meal with about a hundred other people; paired wines; farm-raised meats and veggies; dancing!; and pie (as the name implies, and they live up to it!). What I didn’t expect was to be moved by the mission and backbone of the farm. It’s a true call to presence – this project of farming and educating – that the founders, Nancy Vail, Jered Lawson, and Karen Heisler, created out of a triangular (hence the name) piece of land. Pie ranch hosts youth from local and regional high schools and teaches them about the actuality, beauty, necessity and power of growing food. They extend this educational outreach to apprentice farmers who spend an entire year immersed in the business...

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