Matthew Benson: The Seductive Farmer

“Organic is really a euphemism for misshapen beauty, or the Eastern aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi, where imperfections, transience, and asymmetry have more value, and are ‘more perfect’ than perfection…The more crazed and cracked the teapot, the wonkier the pear, the greater its integrity, beauty and value.” -MATTHEW BENSON At the heart of every country, city, or…

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Sandra Rabin: The Mentor Is In

“I know what you’re doing is difficult. You’re expecting immediate results from your efforts, but that is not the way life works. You can only plant seeds and when you reap benefits, it is because of the seeds that others have planted.”  – A. Philip Randolph, on the advice of his father Dear Mom, I am…

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Beacon’s Return Part II: Siren’s Calling

“It has been a dream of mine to create a business borne of my desires. I refused to engage in a career based on the necessity of survival, working day to day feeling unfulfilled. My connection and relationship to the Earth was my greatest teacher in defining my life and career choices.” – Donna Brickwood…

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