seeds they sow

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a family with pull

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fire man

writer | designer | photographer page design the story It has been raining steadily in rural Indiana for twelve hours, and it shows between the rows of Jim Campbell’s 6,500 chile pepper plants. He stomps and slogs through the mud, pausing occasionally to point out a favorite variety, and then wrenching his boot out of … Read More

tomatoes out of time

writer | designer | photographer page design photo gallery the story Cynthia Sandberg talks a lot about destiny, and time, and the past. She talks about ancestors who worked the land and passed down to us a “biological urge” to get our hands in the dirt. Maybe that’s why she loves antiques. Not the kind … Read More

best places to live in rural america

This is by far the oldest project in any portfolio or gallery on my site, but it was such a big part of my work that I couldn’t leave it out, and it’s fun to see this stuff all these years later (for me, anyway). For several years in the mid-2000s, The Progressive Farmer made … Read More