Back to the Land Craze Hits Greece!

Al Jazeera reports that with 1,000 workers losing their jobs each day in Greece, many people are fleeing cities to work on farms. Alexandra Tricha is a former scientist who now works “growing gourmet snails.” She says: “The work is labour work, it was very difficult for me. I’m a girl, I was raised in Athens, I was having everything done for me. And now I have to dig. I feel like Scarlett O’Hara — the land is my strength, I think that when you have the land you can feed yourself, you can produce anything, you can be happy …. We can’t expect anything from the government, they have proven so many years that they are useless, so we have to do it ourselves.”