What Does It Take To Grow Your Own Food In Connecticut?
Where does your food come from? Most of us go to the grocery store to buy produce, dairy, and meat. And these items aren’t necessarily local; they may come from hundreds or thousands of miles away.
This hour we hear how more people are getting involved in producing the food they eat. It’s called “modern homesteading.”
We hear from two Connecticut residents who’ve tried this practice. What drove them to pursue homesteading? And what barriers exist for Connecticut residents who want to live off the land? We find out.
And we want to hear from you. Do you want to learn how to be more self-sufficient, but don’t know where to begin?
- Farah Masani - Farmer, forager, and homesteader based in Wilton, Connecticut
- Sven Pihl - Owner of CT Edible Ecosystems, a sustainable landscape design company
- Uli Lorimer - Director of Horticulture at the New England Wildflower Society
For more resources on organic farming in Connecticut, check out CT NOFA.
Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on April 4, 2019.