aaron dinwoodie has been farming for 12 years, getting his start on a ranch in coastal California just south of Half Moon Bay. There he learned how to raise dairy goats and laying hens, prune, graft and propagate fruit trees, and cultivate a wide variety of annual and perennial vegetables and herbs in both garden and field settings. He learned how to make good compost, which was the foundation for his productive, no-till, terraced garden. In the field, he worked the soil with a small tractor and set up drip irrigation for most crops. He was no stranger to dry farming and successfully grew tomatoes, potatoes, beans and grains with this method. His marketing strategy was comprised of farmers markets, restaurants, CSAs and a herdshare. During this time, seed saving became a passion of his, which he sees as integral to any farm's sustainability. He currently participates in seed saving projects as part of a burgeoning bioregional seed producer's organization.