Flash mobs meet agriculture in this boon to local farmers. Rachel Firak and Katie Church, inspired by a New York Times article about a group of 19 strangers who descended on a North Carolina farm to help harvest sweet potatoes, launched Ithaca’s first crop mob in April 2010, planting apple trees at the Good Life Farm (see page 54). Regular mobber Collin Anderson says the events make his month: “I don’t set aside much time to be outdoors, and I really like the people here. There’s a nice vibe going.” Want to get your hands dirty? Search for Ithaca Crop Mob on Facebook to find out where to show up next.
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