Not quite sure how much or how little to say is the best way to introduce myself? I am legally retired, and over time have become extremely concerned about the future of our planet. This concern has motivated me to become a farmer and have a place where I can control the nutritional quality of the food, water and immediate environment. About 7 years ago, I started "Square Foot Gardening" in a raised bed growing mostly heirloom crops. This led me over to SARE, NRCS, and now the ARS. About 3 years ago, I reclaimed some land at my home that had been taken over by Kudzu, Poison Ivy and Poison Oak, and proceeded to learn how to start soil restoration through in-depth research and my meager knowledge. When I started it could be stated that I was no particular type gardener / farmer since previously I viewed all plants as two types- green or brown. Now I constantly test things in the different raised beds I have, but no longer follow the SFG soil mix approach - just raised bed. I started by wanting my approach to be organic, but as I gained knowledge and perspective I shifted to biologic farming as I am more concerned with the nutrition in the foods, not just the bulk, looks, quantity, or the latest buzz words. I will use what is best from both conventional and organic type farming to achieve my end result of nutritious food. After considerable soul searching, I decided that I only want to actively grow vegetable and fruit crops, but no animals. I will also grow very specific grasses like Teff and Einkorn for seed to sell and for animals to graze possibly from another organic / biologic farmer through goods bartering. I will help feed feral animals on my farm that I intend to personally hunt for food (deer, turkey, duck, geese) , and prepare areas on my farm for them to forage. I have been searching for over 3 years for a large enough track of land preferably in the Blue Ridge or Ozarks foothills, but I have had to expand that into Central America (Nicaragua & Honduras) . While I am still searching, I would like to put some of what I have learned into practice on a larger scale, but that is difficult as I don't want to intern around domesticated animals and most farmers grow both crops & animals. I hope to contribute to the forum and knowledge base.