Farmhopping

 

Farmhopping Brings the Power of Crowdfunding to the Countryside

Much like CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), the farm-hopping described in this article on Good.is combines small-scale farming with community support and crowdfunding. I thought this was an interesting alternative to urban gardens and farms that we discuss and read about in class, as it relies heavily on the fact that these farms are specialized and rural, not urban or DIY-ready. I’m curious to know what you all think about this, whether it seems impractical or a great way to encourage small farmers; whether it seems sustainable; whether the carbon footprint effect of having to send products from all over the world seems like a discouraging factor; etc.

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