Over the last few decades, funding to assist the homeless has plummeted. Many mental health institutions are now closed due to a lack of funding. Environmental deregulation has increased. Corporate farming and agribusiness has all but killed the family farm. Many people feel that there’s nothing they can do.
In an effort to appeal to a culture of participation, positivity, and progress, we are building FARMs as a symbol of needed change. We are publicly and productively making our opinions heard in an attempt to influence public opinion and government policy—we’re just doing it in a voice that feels right to us—through the growing of food in community and shared spaces.