How I Lost Almost 30 Pounds Without Going to the Gym

People who haven’t seen me a while often ask if I’ve lost some weight. Known for such phrases “I can’t stop eating!” while in college, I can say that the answer is a resounding yes! Since about 2009, I’ve managed to lose almost 30 pounds, going from about 183 (which my doctor at the time told . . . → Read More: How I Lost Almost 30 Pounds Without Going to the Gym

Dirt and Spirituality

Transplanting wheat seedlings at dawn

Our family has really dived in to our backyard urban mini-farm – we’ve been spending many hours prepping the land, hunched over Excel spreadsheets, and getting up many days in a row at dawn to plant seedlings before the kids get up. One of the key parts of sustainable agriculture is . . . → Read More: Dirt and Spirituality

I Spent Three Days in Mendocino Learning About Dirt

Walking down to the Ecology Action research garden

Back in the beginning of March, I spent three days in the tiny town of Willits, CA, in Mendocino County learning about dirt. More specifically, I was attending a 3-day Grow Biointensive Workshop hosted by Ecology Action to delve deeper into our journey into sustainable mini-farming. We talked . . . → Read More: I Spent Three Days in Mendocino Learning About Dirt

Wheat Seedlings Getting Ready to Join the Fun

Our makeshift seedling start area flush with over 200 Dylan wheat seedlings, peering out into their new home.

Wheat Seedings Ready to Go. (Olympus E-P1, Lumix . . . → Read More: Wheat Seedlings Getting Ready to Join the Fun

Build Your Own Seedling Flats on the Cheap

A big part of our backyard mini-farm is growing our plants from seed – not only does this save a ton of money (think 100-1,000 seeds for two bucks as opposed to six plants for two bucks), but it really helps you connect with the whole process of raising your own food from start to finish. . . . → Read More: Build Your Own Seedling Flats on the Cheap