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I am a writer, sustainable ag consultant, part-time farmer, and mother of one entertaining eleven-year-old and a toddler. Email me: ecogroovie at yahoo dot com.

Biography

Grew up in suburban Oregon, near small berry farms that eventually were populated by homes and not crops. Went to Colorado State University to study skiing, climbing, and a little bit of everything else about natural resources. Got my B.Sc. in Natural Resources Management/Conservation Biology. Worked on various organic farms around the Northwest and California, then ended up back in school at UC Davis to study agroecology and International Agricultural Development for my Masters. Went on to study crop biodiversity and traditional Mayan agriculture in Guatemala and Honduras. Since then, been working in natural resources management, developing and directing programs, sustainability consulting and farming part time with my husband at TLC Ranch on the Central Coast of California and now on a little farm in Oregon overlooking the mighty Columbia River. Just finished the publication of my first book- "Farms with a Future: Creating and Growing a Sustainable Farm Business", by Chelsea Green Publishing.

Interests

gardening, fermenting, canning, trail running, dancing, hiking, writing, traveling, botany, thrift store shopping, non-fiction reading, eating great food, & playing with my kids