Willie Nelson: Potatoes from his Past, Farmers for our Future

Dr. Greene’s recap of Willie Nelson at Farm Aid…

Willie Nelson: Potatoes from his Past, Farmers for our Future

Abbott, Texas, where his family grew some of their own food in a small garden. He sees the local community model from his childhood as a workable solution to many of our larger problems of today. While I don’t see the short-term promise of ethanol crops that Willie does, I do see that choosing organic foods can reduce our oil dependence by eliminating the oil-based pesticides and oil-based fertilizers — up to forty percent of the oil used on conventional farms.

I love Willie’s idea of doing locally what we can do well locally, while at the same time benefiting from the larger global community for things that we do better together. Watch the two minutes of Willie Nelson on the past and the future above.

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is a practicing physician, author, national and international TEDx speaker, and global health advocate. He is a graduate of Princeton University and University of California San Francisco.

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