100 Years of Sun?
Every time we buy food, our dollar either builds soil or washes it away. What's a little soil erosion between friends? It's difficult to grow crops on bedrock. Regenerative agriculture grows soil, biomass, and profit, and equitably distributes those three things over a landscape. We design and install agroforestry systems, including chestnut orchards, windbreaks, shelter belts, riparian buffers, and multi-species fruit orchards. We also provide business consulting services that are sure to move the needle on good farming practices.
Though our capabilities are broad, our niche is the chestnut tree: it provides enjoyable food that we can all feel good about. We grow chestnut trees, along with other tree crops, and tell stories along the way.
To grow and promote agroforestry in cold, humid North America. To nourish people with perennial calories such as nuts, tree-fruit, and pastured livestock.
An earth where food production and care of the natural world are one in the same.
Wholesome, nourishing food feeding people
Soil health and conservation
Mitigation of climate change
Economic viability; market-driven restoration
"Think globally, act locally."
Care of community
Where does the name come from?
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude" tells the multigenerational story of the Buendía family. Over the course of a century of misfortune and amnesia, history is forgotten and repeated. The allegory encourages us to wake up with foresight and a sense of purpose. Rather than confining ourselves to our own myopia, we must be perennial. We must be 100 years of sun, pulling carbon from the atmosphere and healing the land beneath our feet.
University of Vermont, 2016
BA Business Administration, BA Spanish
University of Vermont. 2013
Team USA Modern Pentathlon
World Cup Team '13, '14, '15
World Championship Team 2015