|Backyard Squash Watercolor- Bridget Grady|
It's also a great excuse to loosen up with some psychedelic pigs.
|Blue Pig Watercolor-Bridget Grady|
My sojourn to the Bethlehem Fair last week was a wash for giant rabbits. I did however see the world's smallest horse!(hmmm). The highlight of the day came early.While I was admiring some handsome oxen I happened to meet Nebraska farmer Liz Sarno.We had a nice little chat that turned to organic and sustainable farming practices. Ms. Sarno is the Extention Educator and Organic Outreach Coordinator at the University of Nebraska. She had some very enlightening things to say about what is happening in the heartland in regards to organic farming.She also pointed out some interesting persons and organizations that provide useful information in regards to organic agriculture and Farmer's markets.
|The World's Smallest Horse|
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Often while out painting I have "roadside" conversations with people who stop to see what I am doing.(This of course offers me an opportunity to blather on about corporate agricultural practices and the importance of supporting local farming:)). From what I gather during these chats, is that a question still seems to hang in the air "Is organic worth it?". I also find that people may also be unfamiliar with the connection between fossil fuels, agriculture, and the state of the environment. For that I provide the following link:).