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Zooey Deschanel is opening up about her latest venture, The Farm Project

See: Ep. 3: Zooey Deschanel Tackles Organic Vs Non-Organic Foods

Your Food’s Roots – a collaboration between Zooey Deschanel, her husband Jacob Pechenik

By Cathleen Krueger
Live Strong
May 03, 2018

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Deschanel co-founded The Farm Project with her husband, Jacob Pechenik, to empower people to eat local, sustainable, seasonal and organic food.

“Our whole mission is we’re trying to make sustainable, local food as affordable and easy as packaged and processed alternatives,” she told People last year.

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Urban farming blooms in Fort Myers, Florida

Three years later the lot overflows with preternaturally healthy vegetables and flowers raised in 5-gallon buckets, and a menagerie of ducks, quail, rabbits and hens.

By Patricia Borns
News Press
May 2, 2018

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“Practical science wakes up a kid’s mind, a man’s mind, any mind,” the farmer says. “When you plant a seed, grow it and then eat it, it puts things in a whole different perspective. When you turn a whole pack of seeds into a thousand dollars, it takes your mind to a bigger place.”

Educating parents is a challenge, he says. Accustomed to provisioning at grocery stores and food pantries, many haven’t experienced saving $20 on their food bill from a $10 investment in plants.

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