So, I found out this week that the National Park Service wants to close down the farm
The farm is a working 18th century farm. It’s a great educational resource, and beyond that it’s just a very nice place. It’s a piece of calm in the middle of the chaos that is Northern Virginia – your blood pressure drops just walking into the site. They have a market fair three times a year, and it’s always packed.
I have no doubt that they want to sell the land to developers, and given this administration, someone appointed by 45 will likely end up lining their pockets because of it. If it does get sold, it will either end up being offices (which we don’t need) or houses that no one can afford, which we also don’t need. (I harbor zero illusions that this could become a tract of affordable housing.)
We need to not sell off everything we have to the highest bidder. We need to have things that are a net benefit to society that can’t be measured in dollars. Good things should be allowed to exist without a profit motive.
I went to the spring market fair today. I hope it’s not the last.