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It’s a season of renewal at a farm in downtown Salt Lake City

The Green Team farmers start their workdays with yoga and meditation. It’s been life-changing for the women who often suffer from stress and anxiety.

By Sandra Olney
May 5th, 2017


Last August, Long started working on the Green Team Farm, a 1½-acre urban vegetable garden in downtown Salt Lake. And that is when Long says she started to feel like “there’s a spiritual healing in here (the farm).”

It has taken a combination of faith and hard work to transform this once garbage-strewn vacant lot into what farm director James Loomis calls an emerald eden.

In fact, Loomis says his half-dozen female farmers “want to be here more often and work more hours.”

Talking about dedication and perseverance in the face of tough conditions, Loomis says, “If you have any doubt about the work ethic of these women, you come work with me for a day.”

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