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.
How is this man myteacher, stretched outand lost meaning-reacher,whose mind fell outthrough the bleacherslost thought-bloodto the leechers. I’ve reached the endof my rhyme but Istill have timelines left to rightand slowly downicky sticky stuck onitchy notarysticky note poetry.Wow.I see howhe is my teacher.Now.Though I thinkhe’d preferto play preacher.
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.