Category Archives: farming


From Detroit, we drove to Bloomington, Indiana, home to the Indiana University, Hoosiers, and the center of Buddhism in the Western world.  We originally were drawn to Bloomington for permaculture roots, and the value of local food and agriculture. One … Continue reading

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Detroit, former land of milk and honey for the auto industry, now has a bad reputation.  When we shared our plans of visiting Detroit, many people made a face like they ate something foul and asked, “why Detroit?”  Thoughts of … Continue reading

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Feast of the Senses on Green Fire Farm

Root Song — Callie Plaxco Picking carrots in the morning makes me think of god, the ceremonious unearthing of roots from garden beds, the bright smell that clings to the air and to my fingers — how, to die, for … Continue reading

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Green Fire Farm

For the month of July we were farmers. We woke up at 5:30am, worked 10-hour days, were surrounded by beauty, and ate the best produce of our lives. As most of you know, we want to start a farm. Working … Continue reading

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Dirt, Friends, Cold Showers

¡Hola, amigos! Hemos estado a México para 10 dias. We just finished our first week of work. It feels good to have a routine for a while. We have been working with the Epiphytes Garden in beautiful San Cristóbal de … Continue reading

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