We draw this humble harrow
Over the highest hills & beyond the deepest valleys
Stirring a familiar but forgotten sediment
Forging a path for those who follow a different clock
One whose tick & tock are announced not by man
But of the seasons & the tides & the sun & its shadow-
Together we run on:
We summon those in our time zone,
Those found under the best of boot-soles,
The tenders of farms & the brewers of hops,
Impassioned makers & inspired craftsfolk
Who share our collective calling:
To build a better food system.
One that produces a particular sustenance
The kind that nourishes the body & mind
The head & the heart
All the while enriching our soil
Respecting our rivers
Sprouting a sustainable disposition.
We’re cultivating a kinship between
Ourselves, our food & our land.
We’re sowing seeds of a common understanding,
That our own vitality
The well being of our communities & the health of our land
Are dependent on our choices here & now, everyday.
Join us as we till & tend
Bequeathed to the dirt from which we come
Stretching our roots deep within society
& as we grow old & ripen & soften
May the seeds be spread for many harvests to come.