Is that a goat in your garage, broccoli in the driveway, and biochar staining your coffee cup? Do you want to grow homegrown healthy foods while living in city limits? Join Bellingham native Joshua McNichols as he reads from the new The Urban Farm Handbook: City-Slicker Resources for Growing, Raising, Sourcing, Trading, and Preparing What You Eat. Demonstrations include grinding of heirloom grains and more. Family-friendly event!
Joshua McNichols is a 37-year-old journalist who loves finding food outside the grocery store system. He has reported for Seattle public radio station KUOW and for nationally syndicated public radio programs, including "Weekend America" and "The Splendid Table." He currently produces a podcast on composting for Seattle Tilth.
Joshua traces his love of home-grown food to his days as a latchkey kid in Washington State, when having lost his house key, he spent many afternoons eating ripe fruit in an ancient plum tree until his parents came home. Though trained as an architect, his propensity for asking questions eventually led him into journalism. Today, the local food movement allows him to explore fundamental questions about our relationship to food. His favorite stories feature memorable characters connecting through their food and community; it’s these stories that have infected him with a passion for urban farming. A seasoned gardener and certified master composter, Joshua lives and farms in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood with his wife and two children. He still has quite a thing for plums. Read a review about Joshua McNichols and The Urban Farm Handbook in the Ballard News Tribune.