A night ago at our Design Evening in New York, Maxwell screened this short film for the attendees and we're happy to share it with you now. Growing Farmers is a 2012 film from the Peconic Land Trust who was represented at last nights event by Scott Chaskey. More on Scott:
Scott Chaskey (see more from Scott's farm at The Kitchn) is a farmer, poet and an educator. He has worked as poet-in-residence in numerous schools and museums, throughout New York and in England. Employed by the Peconic Land Trust as a steward of land, he has farmed garlic, potatoes, greens (and sixty other crops) for over twenty years at Quail Hill Farm, one of the original Community Supported Agriculture farms in the country. He is a founding Board member of the Center for Whole Communities (Vt.) and of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm (NY), and is past president of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York. He was named Farmer of the Year by NOFA-NY in 2013. In 2004 he edited "Free Concert," the final book of poems by his teacher, Milton Kessler, published by the Etruscan Press, and in 2005 his most recent book "This Common Ground, Seasons on an Organic Farm" was published by Viking/Penguin. He is presently working on another book, "Seedtime," to be published by Rodale in 2013.Hope you enjoy the film and apologies to anyone who tried to watch it last night online - the privacy settings were just lifted earlier today.