While It may only be mid January our new season is in full swing. A lot of what is going on right now at the farm is organizing and setting up the property for a lot of new projects that will make what we do more physically sustainable in this upcoming year. This involves taking apart a lot of old projects and creations that I put a lot of work into and served the farm well at the time but are now different systems than what we are hoping to establish for future growth and more efficiency. Clearing out these old projects has been a very self reflective and contemplative experience-as I take things apart I relive each step of putting them together who I was at the time where the farm was going what was going on in my life what was going on in the world. In choosing to be a self taught farmer who designs their own systems and greenhouses and is always experimenting, taking apart and disposing of old projects and tools that are no longer needed is part of the territory.
A New Season
About the Author: George Macros
I'm from Eastern Long Island, NY. Although in retrospect I have always been a farmer, certain events helped me realize this. When I started teaching high school biology in Brooklyn, i was given a classroom with a defunct greenhouse because none of the other teachers wanted it and I was lowest in seniority. I started rehabilitating it and then it was just a matter of time before I starting getting to work as soon as the school was unlocked to be able to spend time with my plants. I shared this love and excitement with my students. After working on an Organic Farm in Pennsylvania I knew farming was for me. I can pinpoint the moment to when I was barefoot planting fava beans. After this experience I knew I wanted my own buisiness/operation. I WWOOFed on the west coast from Washington down to New Mexico and chose Sonoma County as my home. I started with one customer and without any finances then developed my own practices as my farming slowly evolved into what it is today all along the common thread of full intimacy with the soil using just hands and hand tools. Thank you for reading!