photo by Tom O'Connor - tomoconnor.me

photo by Tom O'Connor - tomoconnor.me

Why tilth

I've been trying to keep this website light but here I'd like to spell out why I do what I do. 

In an age of climate uncertainty, water scarcity, mass extinction and big agribusiness monopolizing our food system - I choose to grow food because I see it as a necessity. I try to always hone my skill and share what I've learned because I fear that in a not too distant future these skills may quickly become a necessity and not a luxury. I believe most of the issues we face today can be solved or at least remedied if we all took a more active role in our food system. In the United States every bite you take on average has traveled 1500 miles to get to your plate. Nothing about that statistic is sustainable or logical. I'm not saying that in the northern hemisphere we need to stop eating avocados. I am saying that shipping a head of lettuce from California to New England is having catastrophic effects on our environment and that there is a very simple and enjoyable way of remeding this problem. I want to shorten the gap of access to our food from 1500 miles to 15 feet and I'd love to guide you through the beginning of this process.