The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Pick your own asparagus

Mulching asparagus


Kayla recently asked what we miss most about our Virginia farm.

I miss the huge servings of asparagus that will be popping up there later this month.

Anna misses the composting toilet and creek.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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