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I’m the President and Executive Director for the North Country Sustainability Center, Inc. I am also a farmer, both my farm and the NCSC can be found in Ashburnham, MA in Central Massachusetts. For more than 30 years I’ve been teaching people where their food comes from, what farmers do, and watched the culture become more isolated from the sources of our nation’s food, history and community. I didn’t know what to do with those observations, but one day everything came together in an idea called a sustainability center. I wasn’t sure if was feasible, but upon talking with others it became obvious that it was needed, but like most of my projects, it wasn’t going to be “conventional.” NCSC is a big project, with a lot of ambition, but with a great deal of hope and energy from our community we are on our way. This blog is a commentary of what we’ve run into along the way, and the experiences this project to life!