Farmers - Together
STORY SUMMARY: Although the average age of a farmer in the US is 57, a new group of "Young farmers" in their 20's and 30's are foregoing urban lifestyles to work together in radical living and farming collectives. This sustainable farming community is especially growing in the piedmont of North Carolina. Through hard work, this evolving community seeks to break free from mechanization and consumerism, becoming a self-sustaining system. THIS IMAGE: Brandon Hines and Sun Butler make planting beds at a "Crop Mob" - an activity in which people from different farms get together to complete a major project at one location. The experience builds community and helps out fellow farmers with a great deal of work, while also encouraging conversation, working together and the sharing of knowledge.