Today we are thrilled to present the first in a series of videos of the farmers who grow our vegetables. This one features biodynamic grower Mike Benziger of Glentucky Farms in Glen Ellen, Calif., and it captures the essence of the reason we founded Dr. Cowan’s Garden.
Our primary mission, as so beautifully described by Mike, is to make it easy for people to diversify their diets with the most nutritious (and sometimes hard-to-find) plants as possible. To optimize the nutritional content of the plants, first and foremost, we need healthy soil. No one describes and fulfills this need more precisely and passionately than Mike.
And, as you will see toward the end of the video, plants, like people, perform best when they are surrounded by beauty. Please watch the video all the way to the end. If you are like me, you, too, will be inspired to somehow create more beauty in your life.
Happy Spring, everyone! As I type this on an early Sunday morning, we are having a beautiful early spring here in the Northeast. Our new garden fence is up, the garden beds are slowly being made, the greenhouse is nearly finished, and seedlings are in the greenhouse planter boxes. For me, spring represents many things, but on a completely practical level it means the transition from “exercise” to doing actual work with my body. Shoveling, pushing a wheel barrow through mud, pitch forking hay — these are my favorite ways to work up a sweat and start the day.