Berit is an east coast transplant who has been living in Boulder, Colorado since 2010. Berit has dual BSc degrees in Development Sociology and Communications from Cornell University as well as an MA in Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods from the University of Reading, with a focus on agriculture and development. She has worked on local farms as well as with local non-profits on sustainable and economic development and is committed to the local food movement within her community.

Recent Articles by Berit

Planning Your Summer Garden

It’s finally here folks! Spring has officially SPRUNG and summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning those gardens! I’ve always loved summer more than any other season. To me, summer means beaches, playing outdoors, sunshine and perhaps best of all, FRESH VEGGIES!! Whether you participate in a local CSA,… Read More

Bountiful Bees and Happy Hives: How to get started with backyard beekeeping

“The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.”  –Elizabeth Lawrence, Through the Garden Gate If you’ve been following the news at all within the past couple years, there is a good chance you have read something about honeybees and a phenomenon known as “colony collapse disorder” (CCD). If you haven’t, this mysterious epidemic… Read More

Deep Roots: A (brief) history of, and case for, urban gardening

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution My grandmother was the kind of person that had tricks for everything, especially when it came to the garden. Aphids got you down? Try a homemade garlic or hot pepper… Read More

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