A family legacy of farming and farm activism | Clara Coleman of Four Season Farm, Real Farmer Care and the Winter Growers Poscast

I’m excited to invite you to my conversation with Clara Coleman, the farmer and farm activist behind Real Farmer Care and Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine. Clara is the next generation, carrying on the farming and farm activism legacy created by her parents.  Clara was a child of back-to-the-landers and was raised running wild on her parents homestead in rural Maine. Her father, Eliot Coleman, has dedicated his life to organic farm activism and experimentation. He has written numerous books on growing food year round. This upbringing instilled a real appreciation and love of farming in young Clara but she yearned to see the world and left Maine to embark on her own adventure. She settled in Colorado, started a family and built her first farm business there. Farming in the West required her to adapt her growing skills to drier conditions, longer seasons and dramatic daily temperature shifts. After nearly two decades away, Clara returned to the peninsula where she was raised, with her two sons, and took over running operations for her family’s Four Season Farm. In addition to running the farm, Clara is passionate about advocating and caring for farmers through her Real Farmer Care program. She wants to help inspire and support the next generation of farmers and help guide them towards creating sustainable and lasting farming legacies for future generations. I so appreciate Clara’s passion for farming and supporting farmers and farm workers. She is carrying on the farm activist legacy of her father in her own unique and important way.To see additional photos, visit the Urban Exodus Blog OTHER LINKS• Instagram: @farmerclara @fourseasonfarm @realfarmercare • Donate to Real Farmer Care • Listen to the Winter Growers Podcast (Hosted by Clara)• Read our Urban Exodus feature of Eliot & Melissa Coleman (Clara's father and sister) 

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Ditch the City and Go Country. Practical advice for country dreamers, rural folk, and urban-dwellers alike, who want to feel more connected to the natural world and the purpose and choices in their lives. A movement is underway of people abandoning the emotional, physical, and financial expenses of city living and crafting their own purpose, livelihoods, and joy in the rural reaches. Urban Exodus gives an intimate and authentic glimpse into the lives of those who decided to embark on the road less traveled to pursue their own interpretation of “The Good Life.” The Urban Exodus Podcast celebrates rural living and shares the stories of those who are crafting creative, sustainable, and self-sufficient lives.