We sometimes forget the key word of agriculture is "culture" -- the myriad of learned experiences unique to countless societies around the planet. We share our humanity through dance, music and art, but we must also share it by working together for the development of plants, animals, and food.
To help toward this end, we recently hosted our first ever international farmer here at Jester King named Luke Barbuto. Luke is an alumnus of the esteemed homesteading institute in Victoria, Australia called Milkwood. Milkwood is headed by Kristen Bradley and Nick Ritar (hugs and kisses to you both), and teaches vital skills on permaculture. Their ability to persevere through drought conditions and their understanding of healthy soil are crucial to us here in central Texas. Thanks to Milkwood, we got hooked up with Luke, who worked with us here at Jester King this summer/fall at our farm.