“A Plot of Earth”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Plot of Earth.”

You’re given a plot of land and have the financial resources to do what you please. What’s the plan?


If I was given 500 acres of earth in the mid-west of the US to develop as I please, I would donate the land to the National Young Farmer Coalition for development to use only as an organic farm.

The current trend of young people cultivating land as farmers is increasing across the US. as reported in a couple of articles by the NY Times and National Public Radio (NPR) reflecting a documented trend.

Although, I would  never want to work a farm especially in the winter, I enjoy viewing the beautiful farmlands of the mid-west as I travel across the US.




  1. Mom grew up on a dairy farm. Though my dad’s dad was a preacher, two of dad’s sisters married dairy farmers. I figured out at a very young age I did not intend to have farming on my list of future vocations. But growing up around farms and farmers and our family planting a big garden every year I learned the value of growing your own food. Mom canned and froze and we ate from our garden and from the “U-pick” plots all winter.

    Nowadays seems that the ease of stopping at Publix or Winn Dixie has cut away that need to provision and set aside. I often wonder how long we would survive in our modern comfort if some disaster shut off the deliveries to the supermarkets.


  2. This is a beautiful growing trend. We see non-farmers at least growing tomatoes. It would be a great responsibility to give it the the right people. people who could use it and cherish it.

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  3. Not a bad idea— i live in Barcelona, and sometimes it gets crazy with noisy people, cars…it’d be nice to have a place where to rest. I didn’t woerk the earth either!!!!!


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