An Education in Food: Sache Jones

Each growing season, Gail Taylor of Three Part Harmony Farm, an urban farm in Washington, D.C., hires a crew of part-time workers to help on the farm. (Gail’s story starts here.) Sache Jones was one of them during the 2016 season. I met up with her at her other job, Farm Alliance of Baltimore, in her hometown…

A Change in Food Focus: Laura Otolski

When I first met with Gail Taylor of Three Part Harmony Farm in Washington, D.C., to interview her for Grounded Women, she felt strongly that I interview members of her crew as well because of the collective nature of the farm. “This farm isn’t just about me,” she said, which is something I came to deeply…

Healing Body and Soul: Gail Taylor, Part 2

The heart of the business model of Gail Taylor’s Three Part Harmony Farm is a 100-member CSA. Click here to read about how Gail found her farm and her role in expanding urban farming in Washington, D.C. Pretty quickly, Gail realized that trying to provide a larger CSA “was just too hard to do alone.”…

Growing a City: Gail Taylor, Part 1

Drive down 4th Street N.E. in Washington, D.C., a fairly active street near Catholic University, and it might be easy not to notice the thriving farm behind a chain-link fence. It’s Three Part Harmony Farm run by Gail Taylor, a key player in the D.C. urban farming scene. The farm’s name defines its core values: Food…

Kismet?: Shannon Varley Part 7

Sound the trumpets! I’ve got an update from farmer Shannon Varley that might just make you feel everything is right in the world. You can read her full story starting here, but here’s a quick recap: Shannon’s determined dream for years has been to own her own farm. She moved up and down the east…

Grounded Kids: Emma Jagoz Part 2

In Part 1 of Emma Jagoz’s story, we learned how Emma’s interest in societal concerns led her to start a farm. That’s half of the story; the other half is her commitment to her kids. “I very purposefully jumped into farming because I thought it was a great way to raise kids. I think that…