Way back in 2010, I began photographing urban farmers. The economy was bad and I needed a project. As a food photographer I’ve always had plenty of interest in food and was already obsessively reading about it. When I heard about people raising chickens, ducks, rabbits and goats as well as vegetables in their backyards I had to meet them.

This project that began with curiosity became something more when I began learning from the farmers. Their ideas kept me going. It’s fun to see what people do in their backyards and you can learn a lot from them. As I turned my project into a book, I photographed over 75 backyard farms and I’m still visiting more. The blog is a way to share what I’ve found. It still inspires me and I’m hoping other people will be inspired too. Growing edibles is a creative and fulfilling way to lessen our carbon imprint and connect with nature. Not to mention the tasty food.


20121008_0012Lori Eanes is a San Francisco based food and people photographer. Her work has appeared in cookbooks such as One Bite at a Time (Celestial Arts) and Hot Chocolate (Ten Speed Press), and in publications such as Sierra, the Wall Street JournalOakland Magazine and San Francisco Magazine. She grows her own vegetables in San Francisco.

Find more work on her website: www.lorieanes.com

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  1. Sean

    Hello Connie,

    Allow me to introduce myself,

    My name is Sean and I along with my podcast Partner, Tony Hair, are the creators of The Portland Sustainability Podcast.

    The Portland Sustainability Podcast is dedicated to providing information about sustainability and waste reduction in the Portland area.

    We were referred to you by Betty Shelly of Reduce Your Waste Project.

    We would like to interview you on the podcast about your work with Permaculture.

    We feel that you have a great and compelling story that people would get a lot of value from hearing about.

    If you would be interested in doing an interview we would need about 60 minutes of your time to record a 40 to 45 minute interview.

    We record our interviews via Skype so you can do it from the comfort of your home (or where ever is most convenient for you).

    We always record on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.
    If this time is not available for you we are glad to work around your schedule.

    Here is a link to the website where the podcast lives:


    Feel free to check it out if you’re interested.

    You can also find The Portland Sustainability Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.com

    We really hope that you would be interested in doing an interview, Connie.
    Again, we feel that you have a great story that people would love to hear.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.
    We appreciate it.

    Best regards,

    ~ Sean
    The Portland Sustainability Podcast


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