Kelsey Zaavedra

I am part of a woman-owned and operated farm in Minnesota. The farm’s mission is to heal the earth through agriculture and inspire people to engage with the land in a meaningful way. Without connection to place and land, our local food systems could disappear. It is important to me to make the farm accessible to everyone who wants to come here so that even those who do not farm can experience the importance of it. During my process of creating spaces for emerging farmers and those who wish to support us, I’ve discovered the resistance that some rural communities have to changing models of farming. Through this uncomfortable and challenging experience, I am committed to finding ways to make it easier for others wishing to farm and make a living from the land to do so.

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