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In 2018, I bought 15 acres of land at the end of a dirt road in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

There’s a dilapidated hunting cabin from the 1970s, maples groves, slate stone gullies and wild berries galore. It’s a lifelong project to create a home, a permaculture orchard and a life here.

This is a place for me to write about those dreams, share plans and reflect on my miscalculations. Maybe you know me personally. Maybe you’re interested in the permaculture design. Maybe you just like reading emails. Regardless, thanks for joining in.

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I'm building a permaculture orchard and home in the Finger Lakes region of New York. I write about the lessons I'm learning and update you along the way.


Writing about the biggest project of my life - a permaculture food forest in Western New York.