How To Start A Crop Mob

04/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Tom Philpott Grist.org

The Mob is essentially a group of young people of all ages (at the ripe age of 44, I have participated) who alight upon an area farm once a month and do a whole bunch of work together: weeding, moving compost, digging up fresh beds, harvesting ready-at-once crops like sweet potatoes. In short, the kind of work that seems crushing when one or two people set out to do it, but that's downright fun with a crowd. When the work is done, everyone sits down for a meal.

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