In fine Virginia gentleman tradition, I am committed to the land. Before I switched to a plant-based diet, I had no idea how relaxing and profoundly rewarding work on the land and in the garden is. The connection to the seasons, the health of our soil, and our own health are too-often ignored and yet deeply relevant today. Our family's small lot on Main street is undergoing a change from the everyday arid lawn of suburbia to a beautiful, edible forest that supports our family and friends and adds much-needed biomass to our planet. Baby, can you dig it?

Permaculture is revolution disguised as gardening.
— Mike Feingold
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Virginia Master Gardener

I will graduate from the Southside Master Gardener program in May, 2014. Between now and then I'm learning about plants, soil, and water, and volunteering hours to help spread garden knowledge and grow the program.

Permaculture Designer

This winter, I'm taking a FREE online course from Larry Korn (and others) to prepare for the Permaculture Design Certification Exam. Movement co-founder Bill Mollison says that, “while the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” I'm learning to be part of the solution.