MemberJune 1, 2018 at 5:42 pm
Hi, I’m here as a representative of 47th Avenue Farm, an organic CSA operation with farms in Grand Island and Lake Oswego, OR now in its 21st season. We grow a wide variety of vegetables year-round and are looking to adapt to observable changes in climate/temperatures and invasive weeds and pests. Our crops are growing and being challenged this year in ways we hadn’t expected judging from notes and plans from previous years.
Speaking as an individual, I don’t believe it makes sense to entertain thoughts about sustainable agriculture in an unsustainable economy. If the only foreseeable solutions involve intensive capital investment, we, along with many other active small-scale organic farmers, will be left behind. I look forward to engaging seriously with the difficult problems that must be taken into account when taking an ecological perspective.