Editor's note: You've heard of speed dating, but if you're a young farmer, you might want to try weed dating. This event was sponsored by the Greenhorns, a farmer support organization in New York state (they make documentaries too), and we've mentioned it on Grist before. "Weed dating" poses a solution to an age-old problem for young people working in isolated, rural areas. As weed dating co-organizer Lulu McClellan puts it, "From what everyone has told me ... you really don't want to be farming without a partnership, whether that partnership is romantic or not. You want to find someone you can commit to and work with because it's just too much for one person."
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Andrew Plotsky is a butcher and filmmaker. See more of his work at Farmrun.com.
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