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Sustainability in farming concerns not only the practice itself, but also the labor force in the industry. Zhuqiao reflects an inexorable trend of rural population aging in the Chinese agricultural labor force. In Zhuqiao, nearly a third of farmers are between 46 and 55 years old, and more than a third are between 56 and 65 years old. Women and children also make up a disproportionately large part of Zhuqiao’s population, which is typical of most Chinese villages, as women are usually left at home to take care of small children while men work in urban areas. We looked at ways to connect to older and younger members of the community, as the future of agriculture depends on the next generation of farmers.