I began writing a bi-weekly column called “Millennial Farmer” for the Burlington Free Press in January. Here’s last Sunday’s article, about perennials and the roots of community:
For years I dreamed of perennials: raspberries and blueberries, an orchard of pears, plums and apples, slightly wild and sprawling flower gardens with curved pathways and benches to stop and sit and breathe it all in. It seems surreal now, as I witness spring unfurling for a third year on our land, that the rosebush is greening at the base of the stems, that the dicentra are flowering into their bleeding hearts, that the peonies are actually stretching up out of the soil.
Read the rest at Burlington Free Press online