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July 22, 2017

I remember when I first started the process of removing rocks from landscaping walls.  We had just moved in, it was 2003, and there were rocks everywhere.  I dreamed of growing beautiful gardens everywhere, but I didn’t know the first thing about gardening.  First, I planted mint, then sage, then oregano.  The next season, one by one, I removed the rocks from the next garden and planted chives, valerian, tarragon, lavender, and raspberries.  Eventually, year by year, almost every inch of grass was removed as well and replaced with asparagus, rhubarb, sweetgrass, a peach tree, grapes, butterfly weed, blackberries, the list goes on and on....

July 5, 2017

Hello World! Welcome to CLP's Nearly Zero Project Blog. In this space, we hope to introduce some amazing people and community members who are doing innovative work to live more lightly on the planet.

This idea has been in the works for quite some time now. Years ago, I wished to have a home as disconnected from the grocery and the buying stuff train as I could get.  Fifteen years later, the slow project of building a small urban food system in the backyard is still growing and we have expanded to include other neighbors, and school yards.

The journey to feed my family on a small urban plot of land has been interesting and quite enlightening. It started...

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