Jim Bruner

Sustainable Food Security at Mezzacello Across Ohio

Sustainable Food Security at Mezzacello Across Ohio If you are following this blog, you know I am committed to sustainability. I am also committed to being unafraid of failure; I persist. I have known since day one I knew nothing about this topic, but I have a passion and a real-world need to master it. …

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Foodist: Butter Bean and Broccolini Salad

Butter Bean and Broccolini Salad Recipe: Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 lb. Broccolini, cooked and trimmed 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. lemon zest 2 tablespoons juice 2 tbsp. capers, drained and chopped 2 tbsp. honey mustard 1/2 red pepper flakes 1 (15.5-ounce) can small white beans, rinsed In a steel bowl, …

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The Gardens of Mezzacello From a Raccoon’s Point of View

The Gardens of Mezzacello From a Raccoon’s Point of View I am always curious about what I don’t know or can’t see. I am always looking down at Mezzacello from my office window, or the window on the landing of the steps that lead down into the kitchen. Both of those windows face south and …

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Biofilter and Critical Race Theory

The Biofilter and Critical Race Theory Returning to the Farm I went on vacation last week. It was much needed. As an #UrbanFarmer it is so easy to slip into #workMode 24/7. Sometimes the mind needs time to discover new things. But #realityintrudes. I forgot to clean the biofilter in the pond before I left …

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The Launch of Mezzacello 2.0

Mezzacello is evolving, again. More infrastructure, more technology, garden beds, and new outbuildings for livestock, tools and media. Here is a sneak peek at the urban farm a week before the launch of my Urban Ag Tech Camp with the Ohio Farm Bureau and the PAST Foundation. Stay tuned! There will be much more to …

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