gather and grow

Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

A year and a half ago, when we became a family of three, I promised myself that Gather & Grow wouldn’t become another mommy blog. Even another eco-friendly mommy blog. Not because I have anything against such blogs — I read some of them: high up on my list is, for example, SouleMama, which I …

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In addition to the delights that usually lure us to Asheville for a long weekend — the hiking trails along the Blue Ridge, the permaculture and natural building scene, and the abundance of farm-to-table restaurants — this time there was something else: the Southeast Animal Fiber Fair in the small town of Fletcher, just outside …

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I’m really happy and proud to see Northampton’s Pedal People featured on Milkwood today. The co-founders Alex and Ruthy are friends of friends, and I still remember when they started with what seemed then like an ingenious and slightly crazy idea. Many years later, Pedal People are thriving and keep pedaling!

The greatest blessing of this summer of nomadic learning is, without doubt, the people we meet. In every place Dan and I have visited, we’ve encountered some truly inspiring people from all over the world with whom we’ve swapped stories and shared skills and information and meals and budding dreams of what is possible. We’ve …

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