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I pledge allegiance to The Resistance

I pledge allegiance to The Resistance

The one thing that I know to be true right now; we need each other.

We are all, each one of us, at the mercy of forces much bigger than anything we have control over. In the last 2 weeks, we have experienced weather events that brought us, and our dear friends, to our knees. Tornado force winds wrecked havoc here 2 weeks ago, the hail from the storm decimated crops all over central Oregon, flash flooding washed away hard earned organic matter on farms and created hard crust that stifled crops growth. Then 2 weeks later, another...


Agriculture, food distribution, the future

Agriculture, food distribution, the future

January 23 7:50 am

ON CHICK-FIL-A (rant deconstructed, go deeper, help them understand, less emotions, explain more about our supply food chain and barriers to getting good food into the market)

Following an impassioned rant inspired by the crowds of people who attended the opening of Chick-fil-A in Bend, Oregon this week, I sit here with my coffee dedicating my morning to an attempt to go deeper and go beyond emotion, and make this event (hopefully?) a teaching moment. Sometimes, I forget how much I didn’t know just 3 years ago, and so from where I stand now it can...


Water Issues in Central Oregon

Water Issues in Central Oregon

Hello friends, this is a piece I've been meaning to write for a month and I'm glad to have finally taken the time to sit and write this down. This is written as a letter to submit to the US Fish and Wildlife Service as they review a proposed draft of the Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan submitted by the water board of our region. Even if you don't live in Oregon, if you live in the West this sort of issue is no doubt at play in your region as water in the west is complicated and founded on...


Fall Musings; returning to the workshop and a profound evolution of systems.

Fall Musings; returning to the workshop and a profound evolution of systems.

Alas, a moment to sit at my computer with a cup of coffee to have a slow morning of writing and records. Honestly, I’ve been dreaming of feeling this slowing down for a while now, but harvest on the farm this year has extended a bit later than usual. My eyes feel heavy and my shoulders are tight; there are still 4 acres of hemp plants to hang in the barn but for some reason this Sunday feels like finally there is a shift, we are nearly done with this growing season and my mind is relaxed enough to finally...


Holiday Party at Ship John in Portland, Oregon - December 15

Holiday Party at Ship John in Portland, Oregon - December 15

December 15, 2018 in Portland, Oregon
Showcasing the Limited Edition collaboration collection featuring artwork by Jim Krantz.