Weeping with joy is a reasonable response to this post. Communities like this do exist in this time of hate and disrespect… THIS is what wins out. I am SO grateful.
We all (mostly) live within some sort of community. If we are lucky, we live in several intersecting communities. I have my artist community, a yoga community, a community of friends, a panda fan community, and probably a couple others that I can’t think of just now. So therefore, I consider myself very fortunate, despite what the current economy has done to the income of creative folks.
One of the most wonderful resources we have here on Whidbey Island (besides the fact that developers haven’t managed to pave the whole thing) is a resurgence of small farms. These are primarily organic, small family farms, selling their produce either at the local farmers markets or as CSA’s or both. I won’t go into the costs of bringing fresh, local organic food to market here and now. Let’s just say, that if you thought artists having a hard time making a living…
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