Growing season. There’s a growing pool of young, educated, politically motivated workers in the local food movement. They have a sparking interest in sustainable agriculture, or small-scale farms that embrace humane and eco-friendly practices. see: Washington Post. 27 October 2009 at this link:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/16/AR2009101601714.html

[excerpt from story: “They’re part of a growing pool of young, educated, politically motivated workers drawn to farming. Books such as bestseller “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” in which Michael Pollan championed the local food movement, are sparking interest in sustainable agriculture, or small-scale farms that embrace humane and eco-friendly practices. Such operations are getting a boost from Community Supported Agriculture, a system that lets customers pay in advance for a weekly share of a nearby farm’s crop; the number of members participating in CSAs grew 50 percent between 2007 and 2009. The number of farmers markets in the United States has jumped by almost 13 percent over the last year. Even the White House now has its own organic garden.”]

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