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Shouldn't We Treat Farmers More Like Ministers?

Reprinted from Yardfarmers. John Lanier is Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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The life of a religious minister is a curious one, seemingly unique in human society. Whether a rabbi, priest, roshi, bishop, elder, imam, reverend, or any other title, these women and men around the world form an integral part of cultures and communities. But why? Their daily tasks and contributions to society are fundamentally different from bankers, baristas, factory workers and cabbies. Yet they fit in so seamlessly, often holding positions of reverence.

Novato Women Embark on Enterprise with Coffee Farm in Panama

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First they sold it, now they'll grow it. Equator Estate Coffees & Teas in San Rafael, a wholesale coffee company, has purchased a 47-acre undeveloped coffee farm in Panama. Named Finca Sofia, the land in the Panamanian highlands near the town of Cerro Punta was purchased for an undisclosed sum by Equator co-founders and Novato residents Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell with their partner, Willem Boot, a Mill Valley resident and international coffee entrepreneur. Read the full article here: http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_12287986

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First they sold it, now they'll grow it. Equator Estate Coffees & Teas in San Rafael, a wholesale coffee company, has purchased a 47-acre undeveloped coffee farm in Panama. Named Finca Sofia, the land in the Panamanian highlands near the town of Cerro Punta was purchased for an undisclosed sum by Equator co-founders and Novato residents Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell with their partner, Willem Boot, a Mill Valley resident and international coffee entrepreneur. Read the full article here: http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_12287986

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