Working on local organic farms

March 3, 2012

This past weekend (feb 24-26) local fnb activists from ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood, fl trekked to okechobee, to volunteer on varri green farms.  Varri green farms is a 20 acre farm of mostly natural Everglades in okechobee fl. About 8 volunteers showed up to help out the awesome residents of the farm with gardening tasks such as trimming trees, removing evasive species, hoeing and pulling crops for the upcoming summer harvest.  Most of us huddled in the stationary bus that was converted into a living space for volunteers while others set up tents throughout the glades.  Many stars Glistened over head while we reminisced by a large fire enjoying cheese and wine and large salads of fresh produce we had just pulled earlier tha day.  Nearby is a shed that holds their sprouting coolers and kombucha brewing containers powered by solar panels. This successful event should be an ongoing effort for activists to start organizing and volunteering with local organic farms to create a better relationship with our food.  If we want to stop companies that genetically alter our food it’s gona take more that shopping at whole foods we have to promote organic farming and get dirty!

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2 Responses to Working on local organic farms

  1. Pricylla on April 3, 2012 at 9:25 am

    WOW!!!! Jess The awesome Peanut- Butter Girl you have sure made a great aounmt of achievements this year and you deserve it, you are a true inspiration to our society and are making a great difference, you have come a far way in a short aounmt of time which not everyone can vouch for doing themselves you came from being an ordinary model to becoming the FHM 2011 model, but you put your all into ensuring you achieve that dream, and you did that just proves to all of us that you are a go-getter and you have the determination of 1000 men, you are the kind of person that if you want something you will get it, and if you want something done you will do it yourself, you are a true leader of success and a leader of your own destiny, with all your hard work put together you will sure achieve the title of COVER GIRL with a new year ahead of us all I can bank on you for a new year with great new achievements heading your way I know for a fact that you are going to make us all proud . all the best Jess with the new year and new beginings . Inspire and encourage us all to achieve as much as you much love Matty

    • Benedicte on May 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      I love this! I’ve worked on a farm since I was 11. It’s all too true that plepoe have no idea where their food is coming from. At the farmer’s markets that I do, I have customers come up to me all the time to say I realized I need to think about what I’m feeding myself and my family,’ and they start asking questions. That’s one of my favorite parts of my job.