Hi. I’m JR. I’ve been obsessively terraforming my small plot of land in the Pacific Northwest since closing on my house in 2008. (And, yes, I watch Star Trek.) The repetitive nature of maintaining what I’ve accomplished while also rebuilding the garden year after year has appealed to a few things I was missing: a strong connection to my food; a deeper understanding of the changing seasons and my connection to the planet; and a greater appreciation for the work and toil of my relatives, who, until one generation ago, all lived, worked and died on farms.
I’ve always thought of myself as adaptable, flexible, thrifty, willing to try new things and unafraid of failure, and gardening, landscaping and general outside work on my little city lot has confirmed these qualities while unearthing (oh no, a pun) some other less-savory characteristics: I like to take shortcuts and I sometimes expect too much from things I can’t control.
Join me in telling your Bitch With a Pitchfork story and, together, we’ll terraform the world. And ourselves.