Eli Zigas didn’t wait for someone to offer him his dream job. He created it.
It all started in 2009, when Zigas moved to San Francisco to be an urban farmer. A graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa, Zigas had worked on federal policy issues—clean energy and voting rights—but he yearned for a job rooted in the outdoors.
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But here was one problem. "I quickly realized that I didn't know how to farm," he says with laugh.