Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Shot a story for The New York Times on a program for Veteran's returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to learn how to run organic farms. Evidently the overall farming community has gotten old and there haven't been a rash of young folks to fill their places. Vets and farming seem to go together hand-in hand. The work is dirty an laborious, a bit unpredictable and there is a constant need to improvise. It's also very theraputic for soldiers battling the effects of PTSD and other war related injuries. As the conflicts in the Middle East begin to wind down, we are going to need to re-integrate many of our military back into society and this seems to be a really nice program.