For two years, from 2012-2013, my wife and I participated in the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project farm training program.

Through this program, we ran a small organic farm, the Pen and Pepper Farm, on incubator plots in Dracut, MA—1/4 acre in 2012, and ½ acre in 2013. It was an amazing, life-changing experience, and a helluva lot of work. We grew many thousands of pounds of produce and picked a lot of weeds and rocks, too.

I documented the experience on the farm web site.

Check out more about the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project here.