As You Sow, So Shall You Reap
Last fall, I wrote a story about Jewish back-to-landers for Civil Eats. The good folks over there liked it enough that they asked me to write a series on faith and farming. I’m not religious myself, but I am interested in people’s belief systems, and the Jewish-farmers story had shown me there could be pretty intriguing intersections between those belief systems and agriculture. So, I said yes.
Last month, CEran the second piece in the series, about a vast, yet little-known system of welfare farms run by the Mormon Church. It’s gotten about as much attention as any story I’ve ever written. Check it out—and stay tuned for more “Faith in Food” installments.