He Shares His Love of Farming—and His Crops—with Local Schoolchildren

A former social worker, Michael Hayden came to love farming while working in a program that helped developmentally disabled adults live and work on a farm alongside other families. "I had never farmed before," said Michael, "but I learned. And I loved it. I saw how being on the land and eating what grew there nourished people—adults and kids of all ages and abilities."

Michael, who had spent years wandering the country, settled in Maine, working as a tenant farmer with the dream of one day owning his own land. But how could he attain that dream?

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