Six years ago, Dan and Margaret Sadicario built a few 4×4 beds that they thought would complement their quaint suburban home. A year later, they changed their minds and began turning the entire quarter-acre plot into a small farm to feed the family, filled with bees, chickens, fruit trees, a wood shed to store wood for heating the home, and rows and rows of raised beds for growing vegetables.
Dan is a high school English teacher, and the couple makes films together (http://vimeo.com/gusandwesproductions) when they’re not tending to the garden and, oh yeah, their two wonderful, rowdy boys. The journey has not been easy, but the two are passionate about creating a food system that is healthy and sustainable.
Dan and Margaret have learned a lot of lessons about time management and the pitfalls of starting a “backyard farm” and would like to share them, along with a vision for what they see to be the next phase in today’s food revolution.
This SloWednesday will also be the first chance to pick up your garlic for Slow Food St. Louis’ Garlic Project. We hope to see you there!