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Millennials are getting back to the land — in backyard gardens and urban plots

Friday, February 10, 2017 7:31
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Click on image for larger file. Sam Hedges, left, and Seth Matlick harvest fennel from a hoop house on the Vida Verde farm in the North Valley. (Jim Thompson/Journal)

“I love still being able to live in a city,” he said. “Albuquerque is an urban environment but it has a rural feel to it.”

By Elaine D. Briseño
Albuquerque Journal
February 5th, 2017

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Matlick wasn’t quite ready to trade in his ticket to the concrete jungle though. He wanted to farm while still having access to city life. Matlick said when he was growing up urban farms and community gardens were not something available to city dwellers. He said he’s seen it become more popular among his peers, but like him, although they embrace the craft, they aren’t necessarily willing to abandon city living all together.

After attending college in Vermont and studying sociology and business, Matlick started working at the Bronx Zoo but soon became restless. He said he decided to travel and found himself in New Mexico, a place he had never visited. He fell in love with the openness of the state and the opportunities to be outdoors. A friend suggested to him that he try a farming internship and he did just that.

“At then end of it, I decided I loved the lifestyle,” he said. “I love being outside and I loved being able to bring my dog to work.”

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Source: http://www.cityfarmer.info/2017/02/10/millennials-are-getting-back-to-the-land-in-backyard-gardens-and-urban-plots/

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