family, farm, mint farm

Friend For A Lifetime…Isidro Herrera


I fall back in love with Facebook every time I reconnect with friends from years ago. A few months back, I received friend requests from sister and brother, Tina (Herrera) Lopez and Daniel Herrera. Overjoyed, I accepted!Β Β It had been 45 years since our last communication. Their grandfather, Isidro Herrera, cared for the land beneath me… Continue reading Friend For A Lifetime…Isidro Herrera

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community, farm, global, gratitude, mint farm

To Italia and back…


This video was made prior to my trip to the Terra Madre Conference in Torino, Italy.  I am reposting this farm greeting for my new friends from around the world. I want to thank Josh Viertel and Juliana Taube and their amazing Slow Food USA team for their contribution to make this all happen. I… Continue reading To Italia and back…

community, farm, global, gratitude

Under the Terra Madre Sun…


I  can't help but compare my life to one year ago. My story has a happy ending, but I continue to share memories from that experience that present the contrast. Last fall after the eviction, I would steal away in the dark to visit the farm.  On full moon, I would often run into my… Continue reading Under the Terra Madre Sun…