We first became curious about eating better and living more sustainably after becoming invested in Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions and the nutritional wisdom accumulated by Dr. Weston A. Price. And though we began to change our eating habits, we soon realized we had little farming know how. Our backyard gardens struggled on for years at homes we rented because we never stayed in one place long enough to really improve the existing soil.
We hit our first real success raising rabbits and ducks and continued improving our knowledge of permaculture, market gardening and bionutrient farming, and became bold enough to buy a larger piece of land in Sonoma County, California, where we hope to add sheep, chickens and geese. Our aim is ultimately to run a local CSA program by intensely cultivating the 1/2 acre we have to farm–combining some of the urban farm skills of growing in small places at a larger scale.