Megan Paska moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2006 by way of Baltimore, Md (her hometown). She was no stranger to growing food when she got here. Meg had been gardening in Maryland, her mother and grandmother had vegetable gardens and the rest of her family managed a 450-acre farmstead in rural Virginia where she would spend summers walking through the pastures and valleys picking Chicory and learning to appreciate the quiet.
Once settled in NYC, she found that her landlords were enthusiastic about having a little bit of dirt to dig around in. So, they tore down the ratty old swimming pool that occupied the backyard and put up a raised bed vegetable garden. Soon after came the bees and honey, then the chickens and fresh eggs. They canned, pickled and brewed beer. They lived pretty darn well.
In 2017 Meg and her partner Neil are moving to Somerset County, NJ to start a new farm. There, they will grow nearly an acre of flowers. They will also keep bees, raise dairy goats for making goat’s milk soaps and will maintain a flock of nearly 100 heritage-breed chickens for eggs and insect control. You will be able to find their products at farmers markets in NJ and small boutiques near you.(Photo by Zachary Stieber/Epoch Times)
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