The changing face of the American food system and of the American farm, the economic decline, the realization that perhaps we have gotten too far from nature, from subsistence, from-self reliance, has inspired many ecologically friendly farms to open their doors (and their fields) to the public. This has inspired many suburbanites and city folks to seek out farm vacations. The buzz word here is agritourism.
There is work to be done in rejuvenating the planet’s ecosystems and in healing our own health issues. People have begun to see the connections between environmental health and human health and have begun to realize that the fix can be found at permaculture farms, organic farms, and perennial edible ecosystem food forest farms.
In housing developments across the country, people are ripping out weed cloth and transforming their once-dead and poisoned landscapes into productive ecosystems that sequester carbon, provide pollinator and bird habitat, and provide the healthiest food for their families. People are composting, raising chickens , growing fruits and berries, and experimenting.