the irresistible fleet of bicycles

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An organization that began in the summer of 2009, out of the recognition that young people’s voices were not being heard in the debate over health care reform. Co-Founders Ari Matusiak and Aaron Smith and a few friends wanted to change that. So they put up a one page website, asking young people to share their stories, believing in their generation’s capacity to stand up and make itself heard.

Want to understand how Obamacare helps young people and young farmers? Check them out:  Health Care Reform Explained and Why it Matters

and there is much, much more at

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health insurance toolkit

Getting Covered is a campaign to inform young adults and their families about dependent coverage, the provision in the new health care law that allows young adults to stay on their parent’s plan until age 26. This provision is important. It alone has the potential to cover over 2 million of our nation’s 18.9 million uninsured young adults. And it will not add a single dollar to state or federal budgets. Getting Covered will ensure that all young adults, parents and families have the information they need to take advantage of this benefit. Continue reading

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farm safety

some resources from NYCAMH.

photo by ansel adams

Thanks to Aspiring farmer Sarah for sending us this link!  In her words, “The NY Center for Agricultural Medicine has a lot of resources about preventing injury on farms and how to best cope with farm-related disease and injury.  They have some resources in Spanish and Creole as well as a wide variety of brochures and fact sheets in English. ”


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young farmer healthcare

the farming season is long and leaves lots of impressions. young farmers often eat like kings and get more sunshine than anyone, but the fact is we put our bodies on the line. your young farmer body needs protection! Our hugely muddled and expensive healthcare system doesn’t meet the need for a growing rank of growers, so we have to speak up. Please tell greenhorns your experiences with staying healthy as a farmer. Here is some inspiration from a doctor who we wish was in charge: