Kayann Short

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Kayann Short, Ph.D., is a writer, farmer, teacher, and activist at Stonebridge Farm, an organic community-supported farm in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Although Short left North Dakota for Colorado when she was four, she returned each summer to the fresh air and homegrown vegetables of her grandparents' farms. From these farm roots, she gained a love for wholesome, natural food: as a teenager in the 1970s, she baked granola cookies, discovered quiche, and convinced her high school to carry real apples in the cafeteria vending machine.

During her undergraduate career at Colorado State University, Short was a member of The Feminist Group, a student organization that challenged sexism on campus by shutting down a dormitory Playboy
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Average rating: 3.96 · 51 ratings · 11 reviews · 4 distinct works
A Bushel's Worth: An Ecobio...

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Family Farms Then, Farm Food Now

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I found this photograph with some old family things and wondered who the white-bearded gentleman might be. He showed up wearing overalls in another photo taken with my great-grandparents, Noah and Mabel Short, three of their six sons. From the North Dakota license plate and the house front pose, it looked like an out-of-state family visit by car, making me suspect the distinguished l...

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Should the Haunting Remain: A Review of An American Ghost by Hannah Nordhaus

My first encounter with ghosts was at the Avery House, one of Ft. Collins’ earliest and loveliest homes turned event venue and arts council office where I volunte
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The Last of the Living Blue by Gin Getz
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Part memoir, part diary, part poetry, The Last of the Living Blue propels readers into the haunting landscape surveyed by author Gin Getz from her remote mountain home in Colorado’s Weminuche Wilderness. Here readers will find the magnificent blue sp ...more
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Jam for All: A Review of Jam Today Too by Tod Davies

As lunchtime approaches for the Saturday crew picking CSA shares at Stonebridge Farm, our field talk turns to food. What to do with the lovely broccoli we’re harvesting; our favorite way
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