Agrilachia: Everything Elderberry with John Moody
John Moody is a farmer and author of five books, including The Frugal Homesteader and Everything Elderberry. Join us for an evening discussion of all things elderberry–a plant used for food, medicine, craft, landscaping and more. We’ll also dive into topics around homesteading and how John and his family have adopted the mantra of “living the good life for less.”
It all takes place live at 7pm EDT on Thursday, September 10 on the Hindman Settlement School Facebook page. Can’t join us for the live discussion? Watch the playback anytime following the event on our YouTube channel.
In his own words…
“I am not your typical farmer. Most people probably don’t consider me typical anything. Farming and homesteading were not something I ever planned to do. But I am now glad I get to do them.
Growing up, I enjoyed a varied diet of video games, cartons, and processed foods. Dental decay, seasonal allergies, and constant sickness were the inevitable result – a result that doctors and other denied was connected with my family’s food and lifestyle choices.
In my early 20s, I was waylaid by duodenal ulcers, my body’s final warning that some things were dreadfully awry. Thankfully, I listened. Over the course of a year, my fiancee (now wife) Jessica and I completely changed our understanding of food – what is food? How should it be raised? How should it be prepared?
This lead to thinking long and deep about farming, and eventually, moving out to a farm of our own.”