An interview with Kayann Short, author of A Bushel's Worth: An Ecobiography, by KGNU reporter Elena Klaver on August 19, 2013. In A Bushel’s Worth, Short writes about small-scale, organic farming at Stonebridge Farm along Colorado’s Front Range. At 22 seasons, her farm is the oldest CSA, or community supported agricultural farm, in Boulder County. Stonebridge has 250 members who are committed to keeping this 102-year-old farm a farm on land that is increasingly surrounded by development.
A Bushel’s Worth also looks back to Short’s grandparents’ farms in North Dakota for lessons about farms as what she calls “cultivated space,” a place where humans and nature form a fertile alliance. Short’s “ecobiography, or ecology-based memoir, is a reunion with a family’s farming past and a call for the preservation of local farmland. A Bushel’s Worth is a part of the Rocky Mountain Land Library.
For more information about A Bushel’s Worth, see abushelsworth.com.