The Winter 2012 Issue of Land Report: Pairing Agriculture, Energy, and Stewardship. Interesting cover article by Eric O’Keefe about a wine grower’s exemplary integration of a 454-kilowatt solar array and energy-saving measures.
Just around the corner from Cathead Point, neighbor Mario Batali is loving life at his summer residence in Northport, Michigan. Like many who journey to the Leelanau Peninsula from afar, there are a few key places he and his family ritually visit upon arrival (watch the video and check out this bon appetit story to find out where they are!).
In this New York Time’s article, fashion photographer, Fabio Chizzola, shares his new passion: a 32-acre apple orchard. Reminiscent of his childhood days back in Italy, the NYC resident is having a blast bringing back to life the old, abandoned apple orchard on the upstate farm he bought with his wife. Not only is the farm a labor of love for Mr. Chizzola and his family, but in unearthing a stash of old photography equipment he learned that a previous owner shared his passions: farming and photography. Mr. Chizzola says “I’m attached to the land”.