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…

Out in the Field, Hard at Work

Perhaps you’ve wondered where Grounded Women has been and why you haven’t seen a post for a while? Well, I’ve been out photographing and interviewing some amazing women in D.C., Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and I can’t wait to bring you their stories. So many powerful women and so much good hard work…