Better Farm, Memorial Day 2009

Better Farm was a busy place this Memorial Day Weekend, with lots of renovations, reorganizations, a service for our founder, Steve Caldwell, and excellent quality time among old and new friends.

A bunch of original communards came out, as well as the new wave of Better proponents. The weather was perfect! One part work and many parts play, we enjoyed a big barbecue Sunday afternoon...

Special thanks to Fred Ciliberti for his culinary prowess and carpentry expertise, Mike Babcock for help in setting the whole thing up, Gary Ferina for offering wallpaper-stripping and bookshelf-building tutorials, our amazing work crew (Corinne, Butch, Nils, Cigir, Alec, Dev, Tyler, Mike, Lana, Josh, Ellen, et al), and everyone who came out to share their Better memories.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.