About Us & FAQ
We are Lauren & Garth. We live on Bainbridge Island, a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, and we are trying to learn how to have a farm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our geologist friend, vintner, and fellow (more successful) farmer Scott (who farms and … vintns? … with his wife Kate, who runs their local co-op, but is not a geologist) wrote us a long email about how we can be sure that our stone is a dropstone, and didn’t arrive in some other manner. He concluded that he is very confident that ours is a dropstone — confident enough for us to buy the domain name. I will get his permission to post excerpts of the email.
Our house came with several established trees: two apple trees, a pear tree, and an Italian prune tree. We also have a small fig tree and two small Meyer lemon trees, all still in pots. Someday we hope to have more fruit and nut trees.
Really, there aren’t many things that we don’t like to eat, so we’ll try whatever we can get to grow here.
It is very important to us not to be dependent on food systems (US and world) that we think are unstable, unsustainable, and unhealthy. In that sense, it’s a profoundly political and subversive action.
And it is emotionally and personally meaningful to walk out to the garden, ten (or fewer) yards away, to pick the foods that we will eat for our meal in a few minutes.
Also, garden-grown food is more delicious!! and we love eating delicious foods.