After five years of plugging along on our mission to Grow, Maintain, Sustain, and Explain we decided we needed an official portrait. We commissioned a fabulous local artist, Gabriel Gatton. He asked a ton of questions and then ran away in fear. Five sustainable ecosystems. Two gardens, formal and potager. Animal husbandry and botanical greenhouses. Lots of science, art, architecture, agriculture, education, and systems engineering. How do you tell all that story?
Well Gabriel came back with this iteration and I love it. It is modeled after Grant Woods’ “American Gothic” and subtly tells our story. Have a look. Reach out and tell me what you think. As we begin to transition our role on the farm into more and more social engagement this was an important step.