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“A Rich and Rewarding Experience for All!”

Friday, May 25th, 2012


Jay at Sharon Elementary School, collage

“Jay brought stunning art and a wonderful message to Sharon Elementary School on May 15. He did a beautiful presentation of A Little Farm Story that entertained the kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders and led to a lively discussion of farming practices and local agriculture with the 3rd and 4th graders.

His sharing of The Turning was a terrific chance for 5th and 6th graders to see a graphic novel in progress and to think about issues of climate change. A rich and rewarding experience for all!”

– Catherine Freese, Sharon Elementary School Librarian

Photos by Catherine Freese

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A Little Farm Story – ‘Vook’

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Clyde Jenne and Finn Seville read my book, A Little Farm Story, published by Harbor Mountain Press, creating this video book or ‘vook.’  See images from the book and purchase it for $15 (includes shipping).  Thank you!

A Little Farm Story celebrates the hard work that goes into small family farms. It is an intergenerational guide through the seasons of a year in the life of a family farm. The originals are painted on canvas pages 35” x 40.” I created it as a flippy book which refers to a giant puppet technique of story telling that is commonly used by Bread and Puppet. A Little Farm Story has been featured in Farm Fests, open mics and at the Hartland Elementary School.

“A Little Farm Story”

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

On Wednesday, the 22nd of September, I launched my book “A Little Farm Story.” It was a warm fall evening marked by a beautiful sunset and moonrise. About 75 folks showed up for the potluck, farm fest, and book launching. We set up 5  picnic table in a line and recreated the page from the book that says “the people eat.” All this happened in the CSA garden space of Cedar Mountain Farm here at Cobb Hill. Zach Stremlau, of Green Mountain Flour, fired up his portable (wood fired) oven and cooked up many tasty pizzas, Peter Money, of Harbor Mountain Press, sponsored Zach. I did a dramatic reading of the book and was accompanied by Justin on guitar and Steve on the djembe. I hung the originals on the green house. Luminaria were lit and co-ordinated by Wendy and others and provided the perfect path of light. Deep gratitude to all who showed up and supported me on this venture.

To purchase a copy of “A Little Farm Story”, click here.