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Rural America: Learnings from farms for the Farm

Recently, Tom Schnaubelt highlighted Stanford’s demographic disparity between the percentage of rural Americans and rural Stanford students (19.3% nationally versus. 5% at Stanford). I’m an urban/rural mutt. While I didn’t solely grow up in rural America (I went to high school in Denver), I did most of my growing in rural America. For my whole…

A snowball’s chance in California

Now, we have a unique opportunity as human beings: we can interpret these warning signs and make long-term plans for the future. We can begin today to prepare a gift for our own future, and for the future of our descendants. At the very least, we can leave the promise of hope and the courage to try.