By Nicole Bluh of the Good Shepherd Agroecology Center
There are many positions coming available in the periphery of the field of agriculture… urban agriculture, agriculture policy and research, and non-profit business organizations have jobs for folks who are transitioning out of other fields and for activists in the food movement.
Many people end up sitting in buildings and in front of computers or at desks and meeting tables for many hours a day with jobs that supposedly advocate for ag work. Some really are assisting. Some are completely out of touch with the movement due to lack of experience and lack of connection to the land, the work, and its spirit.
A couple weekends ago I stayed over in Athens, Ga., on my way to Danielsville to visit with Almeta Tulloss. We first connected years ago over a conversation about growing mushrooms at the cafe she was running inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Later we found out we were connected in many other ways including that she was one of the pioneers of creating an artists communal living space in Atlanta where I lived years after her. Now almost every time we’ve seen each other lately, we have worked on some sort of project together that involves processing of our fresh vegetables or wildcrafting plants. Continue reading →