From Ben's website: "I was born and raised in northern Vermont, in a two-room cabin situated on the 165-acre homestead my father purchased in the late 60’s for a whooping $15,000. At 16, the legal age of “school leaving” in my home state, I dropped out of high school to support myself in the building trades. I began writing for magazines in my early 20’s; within two years, freelance magazine writing became my sole means of supporting myself and later my family.
I now live in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom with my wife and two sons, where we run a small-scale, diversified hill farm. Our focus is producing nutrient dense foods from vibrant, mineralized soils for ourselves and the immediate community.
I have written five books, am currently working on a sixth, and I still write the occasional magazine story. I am tremendously grateful to be so privileged. Thank you for your support."
When Ben Hewitt and his wife bought a sprawling acreage of field and forest in northern Vermont, the landscape easily allowed them to envision the self-sustaining family farm they were eager to start.
Over the past few years, Hardwick, Vermont, a typical hardscrabble farming community of 3,000 residents, has jump-started its economy and redefined its self-image through a local, self-sustaining food system unlike anything else in America.
A practiculture way to grow nutrient-dense food, produce healthy fats, and live the good life
The Nourishing Homestead tells the story of how we can create truly satisfying, permanent, nourished relationships to the land, nature, and one another.
Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook by Ben Hewitt provides proven wisdom and techniques to help new cyclists get on the road to better fitness and safe, skilled riding.
Bicycling Magazine's Training Techniques for Cyclists by Ben Hewitt provides proven training programs and pointers from cycling's most knowledgeable coaches--whether you're cycling competitively or just to keep fit!