By some act of alien superpower we have found each other. What started as a few simple conversations has transpired into a reality that we're about to embark on. We are headed off into the sunset in hopes of learning an ENCYCLOPEDIA's (remember those suckers?!) worth of knowledge about farms, while having a damn good time.
Starting in January, we're saying goodbye to Nashville and traveling across the country in our big, beautiful van (thanks, Randal) to work on small farms. What better way to learn how to grow food and change the status quo, than to learn first-hand from those actually doing it. We'll be allowed the opportunity to live on farms ranging from those that have diverse gardens for farmer's markets to those that produce indoors using hydroponics. We'll be learning several different aspects that are vital to having a small-scale farm, such as permaculture, alternative structures, and animal care. We'll be living in people's homes that they graciously open up to complete strangers, only asking for work in return. It's all possible through Workaway, a website that facilitates a network of small farmers looking for seasonal help.
Why do we want all of this knowledge? We'd like to find a community in which to spearhead a sustainable urban farm and education center. At this point, our ideas are flowing faster than we can keep up. So as our vision evolves, we will change based off of our experiences, while taking into account the needs of the community we choose. With the future ahead of us, we have hopes that the world will show us a place where we can have the greatest impact while living a conscientious and healthy life.
We hope you follow along as we post blogs and videos of the places we travel and the interesting people we meet.