It has taken me a lot of years to finally figure out what I wanted to be when I grow up. When I was young, I wanted to be a landscape architect and designed my parent’s backyard in their first house in West Hills, California. I did nothing after designing the backyard to becoming a landscape architect, but I always enjoyed gardening. In 1998, I enrolled at Santa Rosa Junior College and received my Certificate in Viticulture Management (just a fancy word for grape grower). My business, unfortunately, did not work out, but I did not lose my passion for agriculture. I wanted to keep that passion, but I didn’t know in what capacity I could be a part of this industry. Fast forward to now, I am currently enrolled at North Dakota State University pursuing my degree in Agriculture Communications.
While I was working in the tasting rooms of Sonoma and Napa counties, I heard a lot of myths about wine and grape growing coming from urbanites. During that time, I was able to resolve some of their issues feeling hopeful that they had a better understanding of wine and the industry. Through this blog, I am hoping to present the facts and dispel some of the rumors that urbanites have of where their food comes from. This blog will attempt not to take any stand, but to give you the resources to study the matter further.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton