The FarmPlate Young Farmers Series: Brad Halm From Seattle Urban Farm Company
Jeff Gangemi Jul 12, 2012 Young Farmers 0 comments
NAME: Brad Halm
Can you provide some background about your farm? In your opinion, what makes it special or unique?
At Seattle Urban Farm Company, we work directly with people- individuals, families, school children, chefs, and business owners- to help them grow their own food. Whether it's building an organic vegetable garden or chicken coop in an urban backyard, installing a production garden on the rooftop of a restaurant, or designing a community garden space, the most enjoyable aspect of what we do is watching people get excited about food and farming.
Why do you believe farming is important, particularly for the younger generation, and why did you decide to become a farmer?
Farming has been a vitally important part of my life, and I think as a career it is vitally important to the continuing development of our society. It's one of those jobs that provides endless opportunity to create positive change while making a living. As farmers, we're tasked every day with environmental stewardship, sustainable business development, preserving culture, and providing nutrient rich food for our families, friends, and neighbors. Although it can be fraught with stress and exhaustion just like any job, it's an incredibly rewarding way of life.
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.