The purpose of Project Local is not contained purely within food production, but in the experience of working with the land, growing a vocational base of experience and skills, to proliferate back out into the, for lack of a better word, secular world. We start where we are, and project outward, like a vine, always knowing at any time we can return to that radical, that base, of what all it takes to wrest a life nourishing resource from the land.
Take and plant this seed. Be patient,soon we’ll eat. For now,give it to darkness. Same place all elsegrows rotten. And see this seed will grow.But change is not soon stopping. With water,sunlight, and timing, this seed soon will be vining.Then take and eat these beans.Months ago you held as seeds.Think how we had nothing,we still…
34-year old English teacher, creative writer, actor and farmer currently based in Cherryville, North Carolina. Here, together with my wife and son, we take care of a 150-acre tree farm, covered with a herd of dairy goats, a coop full of chickens and an impossible number of gardens. In the spring of 2020, I graduated with a Master of Arts in Writing from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Asheville. The following fall, I accepted a teaching position at a local high school, teaching British Literature, World Literature, Honors and AP English.