Steve McFadden, an independent journalist who’s been writing about Community Supported Agriculture ever since that way farming first came to America, made this quick pitch presentation at the national Rural Futures Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska back in 2013.
“It’s a talk about the first quarter century of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the USA, and the potential for CSA in the next quarter century,” McFadden writes on his Facebook page. “In my view, if pursued not as a ‘marketing strategy’ but rather as initially intended as a community enterprise based on associative economics, CSA can continue to yield a cornucopia of benefits: environmental, economic, personal and social. The talk concludes with a suggestion on how to more rapidly propagate CSA as climate and political turbulence accelerate. Video by my wife, Elizabeth Wolf on a hand-held iPhone.”