Agricultural Shifts

Agricultural Shifts

I was in college when I decided I wanted to learn to farm. Growing up in the suburbs of San Diego, I had never thought much about where my food came from. I didn’t have much opportunity to follow the journey of my food any further back than the grocery store shelves. But once I moved away, I became increasingly intrigued by the idea of being a farmer. Maybe it was the way the whole community came out for the farmers market every week that got me, or the realization that I was much happier spending my days outside, or the growing craving to understand the science of making plants the happiest, or all the beneficial ways one could impact the environment and also produce food. Whatever the combination of reasons, I couldn’t stop dreaming about all the ways I could learn to farm. This early dreaming shifted the course of my life.

Interview with John and Courtney Fiske of San Diego Farm Animal Rescue

Interview with John and Courtney Fiske of San Diego Farm Animal Rescue

John and Courtney Fiske are celebrating an anniversary next month. May marks a full year since they opened San Diego Farm Animal Rescue, in Escondido, California. Among their cherimoya trees, Courtney and John provide safe haven for elderly, abandoned and otherwise displaced horses, pigs, chickens and the like, from ranches and homes who simply can no longer care for them. We caught up with our friends to chat about how they got into animal care-taking, what they’ve learned over the last year, and what’s on the horizon for San Diego Farm Animal Rescue.

Interview with Jennifer Frost

Interview with Jennifer Frost

I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Frost while attending the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in January of 2016. She was one of the featured artists for the festival, and I was drawn to her creative re-use of discarded materials. I was excited to hear from her shortly after we launched the Terra Cultura website, and realized the ethos of her work aligned perfectly with Terra Cultura's. A few days ago we got to sit down and chat about art, agriculture, and the ways we interact with our culture and environments.