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David Sparks Ph.d Fiddlehead Farm
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: January 22, 2018

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It’s absolutely amazing how small the world has become. What was that book about 7° of separation or something like that. Years ago, I was a television host for a show called PM magazine. I hosted the edition that came out of Seattle, Washington. There was a videographer/producer that I worked with named Joe Coppoletta and he is amongst the most brilliant guys I have ever worked with. Incredible imagination, incredible drive, incredible guy. Well I hadn’t talked to Joe in probably 20 years but somehow, through social media, we reconnected. Joe had been all over the world making films and decided to eschew the “Hollywood” way of life and bought a piece of property in Oregon. He turned it into a little organic farm and his daughter, Katie, who I knew when she was knee-high to a grasshopper, moved onto this farm with her husband. Anyway, we struck it up again and I recently received an email with a link to a YouTube documentary produced by Joe. The title of the little documentary on how to assemble a root washer is Fiddlehead Farm Root Washer and it stars Katie and her husband. Here’s an audio clip: “hi my name is Katie and I am Rowan and we are Fiddlehead Farm, a certified organic small family farm, and we are very excited because we recently were awarded a grant to purchase and put together a root washer. This is really going to revolutionize how we process veggies around the farm. Let’s go put it together.” And the documentary continues as Katie and her husband put this root washer together. Now I’m the producer who's doing a documentary on my old documentary producer. Funny world.

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