MY FARMER DAUGHTER, A PROUD DAD

October 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm Leave a comment

I know this is not about writing, but I can’t help myself.

In the past, I’ve posted pieces about my daughter, Lynn, who has chosen farming as a career.  I’m proud of her for putting a work of love above the almighty dollar.

She’s been working at the Rodale farm, supporting St. Luke’s hospitals for a while now producing organically grown produce.  In the beginning, she provided 12 crops for three hospitals.  Now she is growing 30 crops for six facilities.  I recently visited her farm, directly across from one of the hospitals, and was impressed by the operation and the knowledge she has gained.  I walked among the fields, originally five acres but has grown by nine, not all used for farming.  She told me of things I never considered when it came to organic farming.  Like the fact that her fields required a buffer zone from nearby commercial fields to eliminate chemical applications, and how these zones depended on what the adjacent farm was growing.  Buffer zones near farms using tractors to spread chemicals require less of a buffer than crops that spread agents with airplanes.

My girl really loves her work and I see a productive future for her.  I hope you read at this article.

http://www.mariasfarmcountrykitchen.com/hospital-with-organic-farm/

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