I am an artist, commentator, farmer, technologist, and writer. I worked for just short of 20 years in information technology, including 15 years in the United States Air Force before moving on to study writing and to take over a 185 acre sustainable farm in west-central Ohio. I have more than 230 accumulated semester hours of college education that has, so far, resulted in three associates degrees. I run two small businesses in addition to my farm and help my wife run two others. When I am not doing all of that, I write on several weblogs, build open source technology solutions for small-scale farming applications, and read.
Sustainable agriculture, self-sustainability, and responsible use of technology to solve problems.
I think the biggest problem facing humanity in the 21st century is getting over the idea that it is someone else's responsibility to make sure we are all fed, clothed, and housed. I want to come up with ways for people to easily grow their own food using responsible technology.
Just about anything. The thing I love to do most is learn.
starting wild sourdough starts and baking sourdough bread.
TED has provided me with a gateway into observing amazing people doing amazing things. That's an idea worth spreading.
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