July 2023

I recently took part in the second round of “Cultivating Food Access and Community Resiliency,” an ACM workshop hosted by Dan Trudeau, Bill Moseley and Paul Schadewald at Macalester College. Swapping stories and comparing practices with others was really inspiring. We are all developing chapters for an anthology; mine is on teaching poor farms. We hope the book will see daylight in 2024.

May 2023

Students Maura Haas, Leah Prinz, and Matthew Trager completed the second offering of my course, Unearthing the Poor Farm: Local geographies of land, labor and livelihood, with a public presentation at the Hopkins Public Library on May 7.

You can now find all student videos, bios and photos on this dedicated page. Beautiful Spring weather here in Minneapolis is giving me high hopes for more improvements soon.

With my contract at Macalester College complete, I can now start calling myself an Independent Scholar! Will try this on for size.

April 2023

My course this Spring was profiled by Macalester in a news story called Grounding the Poor Farm. Thank you to the writer Talia Bank and the photographer John Schoolmeesters for making this possible!

Hand-drawn illustration of an imagined poor farm and agrarian landscape.