A new breed of farmers

It’s an older video, from 2017, but its message is still very current. Our returning veterans are finding inner peace and settling back in to their hometowns going back to our grandfathers’ and great-grandfathers’ lives: by farming.

Lidia Bastianich and her comfortable, home-style cooking show on PBS went around our country, interviewing veterans who are also now farmers. They continue serving their communities in peacetime, becoming beekeepers, wine grape growers, inner city farmers, and urban crop producers showing neighborhood kids how common dirt and lots of labor produce food.

Here’s a link to her video, “Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes

Perhaps a veteran in your family would be interested in growing food locally?

Points to ponder …                                                                          Terri Jenkins-Brady