After a lifetime exploring and implementing a sustainable lifestyle, I've come to the conclusion that what I like best is teaching food drying classes and helping others see the possibiilites.

Over the years many people have asked what I think about developing a food storage program. I believe that storing food is a good idea because it has always been and will always be a good idea. Our grandparents, many of our parents, rich or poor, regardless of where they lived, thought ahead to what they'd eat next week, next month and even next year. Long-sightedness and survival were synonymous.  Food storage was commonplace and expected. 

I live in an area where there are a lot of Amish people, and for me are proof we can live without electricity and many other things that we have come to believe are important. 

In early 1980 I made several visits to Central America to tell the advantages of drying food. Ever since then, I have collected information on drying food in various parts of the world. One of my goals is to put this information on this site and make it available to everybody.

Food is our most intimate link and connection to the land

It reflects who we are and what we value

I believe the more we assume responsibility for our own food supply

and reduce our dependency on the food industry

the more we lessen our impact on our planet