Thursday, June 17, 2010

For Somebody

In 1982 Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta gave the address to the graduating seniors of my Alma Mater. Her words were simple and profound and very much remind me of our efforts at the farm:

" A few months ago, I had to go to Delhi, and one of the ministers was the top man in social works, and he said, 'Mother Teresa, you and we are doing the same social work. But there is a great difference between you and us. We do it for something, and you do it to somebody.'

This is for you young people: Remember, do it to somebody;that man, that woman, my brother, my sister-somebody."

In our minds, this is the beauty of the CSA farm. We are not a non-profit, assembled to save the world, and growing so big we lose sight of the individual human being before us. We are not a corporate farm feeding the nations...we are a little family run plot of earth growing veggies for Joan, Jim, Pam, Judy, Julie, and Steve. We are all us supporting something we can see and touch, something small enough to love, and big enough to gain from.

It's a privilege and an honor.



  1. As E.F. Schumacher wrote, "Small is Beautiful." As you say, small is not just beautiful, it's also personal.

    Keep it up!

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