It all started in the fall of 2015, when I took advantage of a unique semester program that my college, St. Lawrence University, was offering. For three months, I lived off of the grid in the Adirondack woods, in a quaint yurt village nicknamed “Arcadia”. Here I lived with 7 other students, 4 rotating professors, no electricity, no running water, and no technology, all with the purpose of studying how humans interact in nature, while using the Adirondacks as a case study.
After my short stint in the woods, I interned on a farm in Essex, NY, where I fell in love with the land, the people, and their mission. Essex is a beautiful farming community that works together to try and define what is sustainable agriculture, and how they can achieve it. After meeting countless inspiring, and effortlessly intelligent farmers, and spending my days working with the land, I realized that more people need to know what these incredible people are doing, and hear their story.
I believe that better land management is one of the ways that we can combat the challenges that we will face with global climate change. My purpose with Artisan to Table, is to document the stories of those who practice sustainable agriculture, and spread their story in attempts to bring people together, help the land, help the people, and change the way we view the environment.