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Good Heart Farmstead

We Made All This Together

I gave birth to my son, Waylon, 6 years ago today.   We were living in a yurt, and the only farm structures were a sheep barn/seed house, woodshed/outhouse, and yurt. The only “running” water came from a frost-free hydrant in the seedhouse in the middle of the field, and a squeaky hand pump in the

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Organic Farming, Reciprocity, and Becoming Indigenous – What I’m Learning from the Abenaki

“Sustainability is an act of love.” These words projected on the screen behind Melody Walker Brook as she spoke of seeds, ceremony, relationship, and reciprocity. I’d gone to the NOFA-VT Winter Conference to speak in three different sessions, but I was most excited to listen.  Melody, an Abenaki artist, educator, and activist, was giving the

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