Started Starts

Onions, kale, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, chamomile, and ground cherries are all on their way!

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service hosted its annual Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, WI and I went! My blog and twitter have been silent for a while, but I assure you alternative farming systems are always on my mind. I’ve worked on a local organic farm, joined the Duluth Young Farmers Coalition,…

One Year of Dog Ownership

Today is Jupiter’s first “got-me” day! I have officially been a dog owner (dog stealer? dog picker-off-the-streeter?) for one year. It has been quite the journey and I look forward to many more happy years, new adventures, and improved dog training and raising skills as I slowly figure out what I’m doing. It’s been quite…

Coming Back, Giving Back (NSLI-Y webinar)

I had the honor earlier this month to be a presenter in a webinar as an alumni of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program (NSLI-Y). NSLI-Y is a scholarship offered to American high school students by the US Department of State to allow students to study abroad and learn languages rarely taught in American schools. I had the…

First Day at UofA

Yesterday was my first day at the University of Alberta.  I met my advising professors, Guillermo Hernandez Ramirez and Miles Dyck.  Both are soil scientists in ALES or the College of Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences.  Tuesdays, I will be driving up to Edmonton and sitting in on Guillermo’s course “Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture.”  Yesterday was…

Hello, Canada!

On the road to my Fulbright program in Red Deer, Canada.  I discovered new places in my home state of Minnesota, and had my first taste of the wide open spaces of Canada.  It was a wonderful way to ring in the new year, and I know more good things are yet to come!