Writer Arlo Crawford (left) with his father, Jim Crawford, an elder statesman of the organic farming movement who dropped out of law school in 1972 to grow vegetables. Melanie McLean/Courtesy of Henry Holt and Co. hide caption toggle caption Melanie McLean/Courtesy of Henry Holt and Co. The Salt From Organic Pioneers, Son Inherits Passion, Just Not For Farming June 20, 2014 Arlo Crawford's parents started the kind of small, organic farm that's now trendy, back before it was trendy. But it was his parents' dream, not his. He's now written a book about the experience.