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The fact that I call myself a farmer is highly offensive to many people I’ve talked to

Lou Pizante

Walking through the wide expanse of nurtured and cultivated vegetable beds – a seemingly endless array of broccoli, an almond tree, lemons hanging from struggling branches, among others – one cannot help but wonder if Acta Non Verba Farm is a hidden away oasis in the midst of decades-old disrepair and intransigence.

Kelly Carlisle doesn’t call herself a miracle worker, a do-gooder or even an agent of change. She calls herself a farmer.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Culture is shifting. I think being a farmer is definitely becoming "cool". Although, I can imagine how in the minds of POC, being a farmer has negative connotations. I'm surprised that wasn't addressed in this post. I am wondering if that's what she meant.