Clifford Family Farm

29 October 2012
Published in Features & Occasionals

For Julie and Rich Clifford of Clifford Family Farm, getting back to agrarian roots was a matter of necessity. Both grew up in Utah with links to the rural way of life—Julie's grandparents were farmers and Rich's family kept horses—so it was natural for the couple to keep a garden and a small flock of chickens when they married 30 years ago. But home-grown food became a way of life for the couple as they began raising a big family, not only for sustenance, but to foster the spirit of self-sufficiency.

By the Grace of Gardening

28 September 2012
Published in Features & Occasionals

When you first step through the gate, the rectangle of dead weeds and road base looks like any other leftover space in the city, a place where the tabs and slots of city planning never quite aligned during the tetrising of gas station and stockyard, store and coffee house—another blind-eye/eye-sore, an unintentional gap in the productive spaces of the city.

Slow is Beautiful: New Roots

30 August 2012
Published in Regulars & Shorts

Refugees nurished by the food they grow—and the opportunities it represents. Fourth in a series.
by Adele Flail