Food Studies: What Happens When You Quit Pre-Med to Become a Farmer?

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Food Studies: What Happens When You Quit Pre-Med to Become a Farmer?

by Leslie Marticke

April 8, 2011

The way Arianne explained it is that the impact of Hurricane Katrina—she lost her grandmother and witnessed the devastating effects it had on other members of her family—was a life-changing experience:

It shocked me into giving a crap about things other than myself. I had this paradigm shift and I wanted a life that was more connected, more rooted, and more honest.

I think what they're doing is remarkable. And I couldn't be more proud to support them in their efforts. It's not an easy, slow life. It's hard work, but it's so rewarding and its results taste amazing! And these are the individuals that are supported and celebrated by Slow Food.

To be continued.

Leslie is a student blogger for the Food Studies feature on GOOD's Food hub. If you enjoyed this, you should check out the rest of the Food Studies blogger gang here, including recent posts on glue-y sauce Raifortpapaya pollination, and grow-your-own pizza.

All photos courtesy of the author

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