a few more thoughts

More thoughts:

  • Beginning small is okay.
  • Sit with and begin to really know (be in relationship with) the land.
  • LISTEN TO the land you are on.
  • Listen to the people around you. Really listen deeply.
  • Let things grow incrementally.
  • Stay the course — let things take root!


This works with more than growing food in the high desert. In fact, I can’t think of any part of my life where it will not enhance living well with people, the community of all beings, where it will not enhance relationship, learning, and problem-solving.


About rainshadowfarm

I teach anthropology, am an archaeologist, a drylands agroecologist, community educator, and a single mother of eight grown kids. I currently own and operate an educational and research farm in the southern Mojave Desert, Rainshadow Farm. I'm 100% West Virginia hillbilly. Not necessarily in that order.
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