Notes from the Editor
By Julia Van Soelen Kim, Editor
With Paulette Swallow and David Lewis, Co-editors
As we edit this winter issue of Grown in Marin News, residents across Marin County and Northern California are bracing for the biggest storm in years. Excitement is in the air, the sky is a deep gray, and the wind is starting to blow. Rain—lots of rain—is expected over the next few days and I can’t think of a better way to close 2014.
This year has been hard for Marin County farmers and ranchers. Experienced producers had their skills tested by this ongoing drought. New and beginning producers had to learn double-time. Everyone has had drought on their mind, and finally some of this worry can ease up just a bit.
In this issue, you can read about the next generation of Marin County farmers in Making Room at Marin’s Farming Table and The Future is Looking Bright. Whether these young people are new to farming or whether they grew up around it, I think you will find that their outlook is positive, creative, and resourceful. And while they may say they still have a lot to learn, I think we all have a lot more to learn from them!