|The reason for Barn Aid|
My sister Sue and I came up with Feed Texas First in reponse to her experiences starting a U-Pick blackberry farm. She and I both learn with our hands - reading a book is not enough, and since we learn by doing, we felt that there were probably loads of other people who felt the same. Besides, it's difficult to start and complete a new project on your own. Much more fun to do it in a group and spread the labor around. I like to think of it as a barn raising. The Amish have the right idea.
Part of our plan for this organization was networking. People know so many things (that you don't know they know) and when you get a number of them together, they seem to answer each other's questions. "I've done that - it's easy! You just...." You can fill in the blanks. We are creating a network of people in north Texas that are ready to help with the next project...and learn in the process. Thank you Marie - for helping make this possible!