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- A girl on a mission: to travel the world learning about sustainability, organic farming, green building, and ecological innovation.
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- Life on The Farm
April 12, 2010 12:49PM
- One Year Ago: The Incredible
March 26, 2010 01:31PM
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Jessica Reeder's Links
Well everyone, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the traffic here has died down. I’m nearly done with my personal travelogue, and soon will be figuring out a bright new future for this wonderful blog.
At the same time, I’ve been busy launching a brand-new site that has its own brig… Read full post »
Last April, I explored the bizarre ghost town of Madrid. This is where I started to really get into my journey: I was out on my own, with interesting people, seeing beautiful new things. My camera loved it in Madrid, and so did I: someday, I might just try to spend… Read full post »
In October, I traveled to The Farm in Tennessee, where the 10th Annual Bioregional Congress was taking place. I was excited to be there, though I couldn’t help but wonder…
What’s a bioregional congress?
Good question. To u… Read full post »
Way out in the Tennessee hills lies a 1750-acre establishment that has been quietly affecting change for almost four decades.
Lumberjacking hijinks & ridiculous feats of eco-friendly strength on distant mountaintops! Sustainable harvesting at its most entertaining, for reals. Enjoy.
Rel… Read full post »
I like to move around.
Throughout this journey, I’d always been happy to move on to the next spot—but leaving Asheville hurt just a little. Still, there were adventures ahead. No time to stop, not now.
I took the bus to another bus, to another bus, to a hotel in… Read full post »
By the time I got to Asheville, I was nearing the end of my journey and the bottom of my wallet. The last thing on my mind was spending money: it was beautiful outside, and there were free things to do everywhere.
Y’all know I’m a big fan of foraging… but as all foragers (well, all humans really) know: if you don’t know what it is, you don’t eat it.
There I was in Asheville, wandering around on a sunny autumn day, when I spotted this strange berry:
My first reaction was… Read full post »
While in Asheville, I spent a few hours wandering the trails at the Botanical Gardens. According to a sign posted there, the Southern Appalachians have the richest diversity of native plants anywhere outside of the tropics. Who knew?
The Botanical Gardens, which abut the UNC campus, were fill… Read full post »
1. Hear live music on a streetcorner.
On a sunny day, the downtown area is always populated with buskers. Sometimes… Read full post »
The word “Asheville” followed me across America. I first heard it uttered while picking dandelions in Paonia; after that, I heard it spoken of in nearly every city I visited. “Asheville,” people would say. “You gotta go to Asheville.”
So I went. The… Read full post »
I’ve been puzzling for days over how to write about North Carolina. What should I talk about? The history? The strip malls? The kind and lovely people? The kudzu-strangled swamplands?
It was all there, and more: North Carolina, as I experienced it, was a study in contrast.
I hopped off the… Read full post »
No new adventures this week!? I know, I’m as shocked and dismayed as you are. Between my recent move to fabulous Reno, and the upcoming launch of a brand new site, I’ve been busy.
But never fear! Next week we blast through… Read full post »
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Just for you, a blast from the past: the video I made last February while traveling from LA to Albuquerque.
It was an overnight journey, 18 hours, and that little girl (Autumn) was bored to tears. Autumn’s guardian actually thought she could force a four-year-old to sit still for 18 hours,… Read full post »
From Virginia, I turned left, heading southward at last. And right off the bat, things changed.
It all started at the train station, where I sat and waited for an hour past departure time before boarding. And that was just the beginning.
One year ago, I visited the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, a shop in Oakland, California that supplies teachers and artists alike with craft supplies. The store takes in community donations and provides bin after bin of glorious junk. It’s also highly photographable. Some of these photos h/… Read full post »
As many of you are aware, I’ve reached the end of my journey around the United States and am now back in the West. The story is far from over, however!
For the next several weeks, I’ll continue telling you about my adventures. From Virginia, the path leads south and… Read full post »
I’ve been married a long, long time.
My husband loves me, loves us, and hates ‘compulsory holidays’. He also hates Facebook.… Read full post »
Today’s a sad day for this blogger: the family dog, a trusty chocolate lab, has reached the end of his life. So, in his honor, I’d like to look back at some of the beasts I’ve encountered on my journeys. Some of them are animals; some are insects; some are… Read full post »
We all know we should be eating local, organic produce. And we know why: it’s healthier, it supports the local community, it doesn’t get shipped around the world on oil-spilling ships…
But buying local is inconvenient. In order to get what your neighbors are selling, you hav/… Read full post »
On our way out to Polyface Farm, Margie and I decided to stop off at Potomac Vegetable Farms‘ roadside stand, where Margie buys squash and ‘maters in summer months. We thought it would just be a brief visit, but we were wrong: this farm had a story to tell.
Northern… Read full post »