12 Community Work for Community Good

PROSPECT, KENTUCKY—I was pretty sure I had never been to Kentucky. I thought about that as I once again got lost. I had taken it on faith that my phone GPS would get me and my truck-camper where I wanted to go.

I was trying to get to La Minga, a small farm cooperative founded by Central American immigrants. A harvest festival was under way, and I was rushing to get there before it ended.

I had passed through the city of Louisville, out into the suburbs, past fall-colored trees, and creeks and lakes, and housing developments, puzzling about where a farm could be among the strip malls and cul-de-sacs. The GPS took me into a little neighborhood of tract houses and then declared I had arrived. No farm in sight. ...

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