The UVM Food Feed wrote a little ditty about my evolving transformation from the design world to farming in their Pitchfork in the Road series. It was published while I was setting up my first farm in Berlin, Vermont in 2015.

“A few years ago, Burlington’s Lara Dickson was living high on the hog in graphic and web design, feeding off 20 years of freelance and independent contract work.

Today, the 46-year-old is literally living with the piglets as the one-woman wonder behind Next Chapter Farm, a 15-acre enterprise in West Berlin, Vermont, that she began to help erase irresponsible consumption—and, in its place, frame a healthier food system. Greener acres would be the place to be; farm livin’, the life for Dickson…”

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