Reversing Rural to Urban Migration

An interesting story out of Greece, discussing an upsurge in young professionals returning to the land in the wake of the economic crisis:

“Alexandros isn’t alone in his thinking. For the first time in 20 years, employment in the agricultural sector has been rising, from 11 percent in 2008, a 35-year low, to 12.9 percent in 2015, according to the latest available report by the Greek Statistical Service. Almost half of all new farmers come from the cities.”

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/04/young-greeks-turning-farming-170417123546814.html

Click on the above link for the full story.

Could this happen in North America without an economic crisis being the catalyst?  Is the land calling us back? What would this look like for Urban artists looking to move back or relocate?

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