We aim to feed ourselves and our community. This is our home grown revolution! #SubsistenceResistance
We didn’t know what path we were tumbling down. Only that we wanted to get our hands muddy and nurture something positive in this world. Stephanie and I loved to garden, we loved plants and animals, we love this place called earth and we like to get it under our finger nails, leave sweat on it after a solid hike and enjoy all it’s wonders. We are bonded through our experiences as white passing others and lovers of nature. We both grew up in the new American standard, homes of splintered families.
We began day dreaming of providing for ourselves, of trying our best to disconnect from capitalism, of clawing out our own space were we didn’t depend on others who governed our choices about our body, what we put on it, in it, around it, exposed it, moved it or loved it. Our lifestyles are that of constant improvement, of withdrawing from the capitalist model and embracing community. What better way than nurturing little sprouts into adult food stuffs?
The path to farmer has only just begun. To call our current space a farm would cause some debate. But to call our space a garden would undermine our hopes and dreams. It would halt it in it’s growth and evolution. We won’t be held back and neither will our ground. We are farming for subsistence, we are farming for the environment, we are farming for those who’ve felt hunger, we are farming for the revolution, for economic and environmental justice, to be good stewards of a tiny parcel of land that should neither be abused nor ignored and wasted. We are farming because labor intensive work in the cold rain is more satisfactory and rewarding than money.
We know we’ll have bills to pay, we know that more than food, but teaching others how to grow food and care for this earth is also important and we know we need to eat too. We’ll grow our own food, we’ll donate food, but we might also offer educational opportunities that’ll be free or help pay for the donated food production. We chose 50Fifty Farm as the name for our farm in honor and for accountability that we give back to the community. Time will tell what the 50% of our farms activities will look like. It will certainly involve community and celebration! Oh! And food!
Our farm is about empowerment. Please follow along on this journey and join in when you can! We are excited to share our experiences, successes and failures and steep learning curves with you! Join the #HomeGrownRevolution!!