The FarmPlate Young Farmers Series: Adrianna Moreno From Wild Garden Seed
Jeff Gangemi Jul 09, 2012 Young Farmers 0 comments
NAME: Adrianna Moreno
FARM: Wild Garden Seed
Please provide some brief background information about your farm — in your opinion, what makes it special or unique?
Wild Garden Seed is a certified organic seed company based in Philomath, OR that breeds and grows open pollinated varieties of lettuce, mustards, kale and chicory among many others. The farming community and its supporters are an inspiring facet of being here, but the breeding work done on-site everyday is a unique and dynamic process. The politics of seed crop production are treacherous which makes this an exciting time to be involved in organic and open pollinated seed crop production.
Why do you believe farming is important, particularly for the younger generation, and why did you decide to become a farmer?
I became a farmer to more tangibly address my concerns for the environment and now it has become so much more than that to me. Farming can be a nexus of community, health, ecological education, and delicious food. Farming is important because we all have to eat and we all have a part to play in how we do that, so vote with your fork-or pitchfork- and join us!
Image courtesy of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Note: This post is part of FarmPlate's new series about young farmers. If you want to be included, know someone we should profile or have comments/questions about our series, please contact Jeff Gangemi at email@example.com.