About the Author

Ilene and her husband Phil have operated House in the Woods Farm, a certified organic farm and CSA in Frederick County, Maryland, since 2000. Ilene has a Masters degree in Environmental Psychology and Behavior from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment. She blogs about farming and homesteading for Mother Earth News. In 2013, the Freedmans were awarded Homesteaders of the Year by Mother Earth News.

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Get your hands in the dirt: Connecting to your food sources

A little girl named Rachel walks into the hoophouse, as she does each Friday. “What are we planting today, Denise?” she asks our farm volunteer. Rachel is six and she is learning all about growing food. She squats … [Read more...]