Hello gardeners!

My name is Scott and I’m a student at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (aka: NWTC). I’m working towards my degree in Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems.  The goal of this blog is to share my experiences, observations, success and failures as I continue my journey in both my education at school and my personal education in my home garden.

I wish to point out that I’m not an expert in the field of sustainable agriculture.  But I hope to inspire and encourage others to continue their own journey in growing and cultivating whatever their heart desires– as long as it means that we are supporting and sustaining our planet.  Sustainable agriculture is important not just for the health and wellbeing of ourselves and our family but more importantly for Mother Earth.  We must get back to a place where we are incorporating technology and knowledge with the needs of our environment. Conventional agriculture CANNOT continue on the path it’s on and that is where sustainable agricultural practices come into play.

I feel very lucky to have found an educational outlet for my passion: growing food.  NWTC offers an excellent program for sustainable agriculture and my school is among only a very small number of schools that offer such a program.  We have  a four acre garden on campus named Bounty Garden, that allows us to put into practice all that we are learning. One of my intentions is to highlight our progress at Bounty Garden as the growing season continues.  Also, I’m going to include my experiences at home.

So that’s it for now.  Stay tuned– I hope to entertain, share and encourage.  Keep growing and more importantly– keep learning!