Backyard Roots Featured on the cover of Sierra Magazine!


I’m excited to have four urban farmers from my book, Backyard Roots featured in Sierra Magazine’s March/April food issue. The stories are about the innovative and determined people who I met and wrote about like Rachel Hoff and Tom Ferguson in Vallejo, CA who stopped buying groceries for a year, or Lee Kindell who started an aquaponics system at his downtown Seattle hostel. On the cover is Jonathan Chen who after surviving cancer got into growing food and got a job working with immigrants and kids in the downtown Seattle Danny Woo community garden. Alex Winstead tells how he started an organic mushroom farm in Bellingham, WA. You can get a preview at but buy the magazine for the entire food issue.




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