I never did set up an engineering job for this summer. Instead, I worked at Sandhill Farm, an agrarian cooperative and community in rural northeast Missouri. I went there to learn about small scale food production. Folks at Sandhill grow upwards of 80% of the food that they consume. To pull in some income, they produce and sell condiments (horseradish, mustard) and sweeteners (honey, maple, and sorghum syrup). I also went to learn about modern alternative culture. It's been a while since the 1970s and 80s, when many books on natural building, alternative living situations and homesteading were published.
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