I’ve lived and gardened in Duluth nearly my whole life. I got a flock of backyard chickens twenty years ago when my children were young and that got me started with the cycle of composting, gardening and eating well. Now, my gardening habit has blossomed into a six acre urban farm just outside of the city of Duluth. Seed starting is the funnest part of gardening for me! Its easy and you can choose exactly what you want to grow. Last year I experimented with growing plants for fiber dying as well as many different varieties of pumpkins. I still have chickens and now also have ducks, bees and an occasional pig or two.
I was involved in the creation and passing of the Duluth urban chicken ordinance in 2008 and founded Lake Superior Beekeepers in 2010. I taught many backyard chicken classes, and hosted and set up many chicken coop and urban garden tours for Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association and the Duluth Community Garden Program.
No matter the subject, I think all my students have felt inspired and appreciative of the fun time we had together while learning new and practical skills.