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Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

Hello friends! I’m hopping over here from my new enterprise, Project Grounded, to share our biggest news yet. Project Grounded is dedicated to connecting urban and suburban folks to regenerative, beyond-organic agriculture that restores soil health on farmlands and, by doing so, helps to stabilize our climate. There’s only been one problem: How can you …

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Hello Gather & Grow readers, I’m going to need your help! We at Project Grounded developed a 5-minute survey to help us best support sustainably-oriented folks in their lifestyle choices. Since you’ve come to Gather & Grow, I figure that describes YOU! We’re developing an offering for 2018 that will be game-changing for conscious urban …

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A few months ago, I shared that I was working on a new project… My Awesome New Enterprise, in fact. It’s been many months of learning, researching, brainstorming and website development — many more months than I initially assumed — but: Today I’m excited and proud to announce the launch of Project Grounded. Project Grounded’s …

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Almost two months ago now, I celebrated my graduation from the Ecological Landscaper Immersion program at the Permaculture Skills Center, surrounded by teachers and fellow students who had become like brothers and sisters to me. Six months together makes for some pretty strong bonds! What I said that day when they passed the mic on …

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Friends, I’ve been absent for far too long — but certainly not because I didn’t have anything to say. On the contrary. I am enrolled in the school of my dreams, with a curriculum containing all that I’ve been aching to learn, and I’ve been sitting on the edge of my seat trying to take …

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Steep slopes present all kinds of challenges, no matter what the size of the property. Friends of mine here in Columbia are struggling with that particular headache on an otherwise lovely, wooded two-acre property they are developing into a new tiny house community. The plan is to offer affordable, small-footprint, ecologically conscious housing. It’s really an …

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All right folks, here comes probably my biggest announcement ever on this site. Everything I’ve documented here at Gather&Grow during its three years of existence – permaculture design and education, learning and practicing urban homesteading skills, natural dyeing, launching a yarn line – are projects I’ve pursued on the side while maintaining a full-time day …

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