Happy 4th!

Did the Declaration of Independence get signed in early July because that is when the crops are seeded, the weeds hadn’t yet overwhelmed and the harvest press was still over the horizon? Hmmm… maybe Andrea Wulf’s Founding Gardener: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation sheds some light on this in addition to observing that, gardening, agriculture and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating.



Socializing Moosilauke, the 1/2 sized chick

Thus, with all due respect for liberty and while celebrating our nation’s independence, we at the farm expect the founding gardeners would also want us to celebrate our interdependence! Here’s to  this nation’s potential with a renewed focus on the peace and prosperity possible from food produced in alignment with natural systems and the wealth that brings to communities and nations and the joy and satisfaction it brings to the gardeners.


Enjoy your 4th of July!