Author Archives: J. Jason Graff

About J. Jason Graff

J. Jason Graff received an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and a Masters degree in Education from the University of Washington and began a career in teaching shortly after. He has several short stories published and his poem “On Knowing the Temple Bell” was published in Insight Journal in 2007. After teaching in the public school system for five years Jason shifted into sustainable agriculture and received organic farmer training leading to his working with undergraduate and graduate students at the University of California—Davis in organic farming and sustainable farming practices. Jason currently lives as an artist and writer in the Sierra Mountains with his wife and dog enjoying and observing the ever-shifting conditions of the mountain environment.

Art going up at Riverside Studios

Happy to announce that Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee will be displaying my art. Honored to be working with such great artists in such a beautiful space. Advertisements

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The Pain of Organic Farming

An article I wrote titled, “The Pain of Organic Farming” is running on Elephant Journal right now. Here’s a link to go check it out: The Pain of Organic Farming

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Been working on art lately.

All are acrylic on wood….       J. Jason Graff

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Farming Tip #137 or The Curious Humor Of A Complex Universe

Say a starry eyed city slicker shows up to the farm talking about wanting to work outdoors, with nature, and flowers, and staying in shape and wanting to get back to some romanticized version of some theoretical idea of what … Continue reading

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A Brief Moment In Deep Time

While walking slowly through the Mojave desert I found what looked like part of an old desert tortoise’s shell, sun bleached and chalky, broken into pieces that fit together like a puzzle in large geometric shapes to form what might … Continue reading

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Terra Firma Or Why We Better Start Getting Dirty

When I was a kid I roamed where I liked playing with friends, riding bikes, and building forts in the dirt. Times were different then I guess. We didn’t have soccer practice or band or cell phones nor the near … Continue reading

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Richard Nixon and the 2000 Mile Tomato

Dear friends, meet Earl Butz: He’s the one on the right. You may have never heard of him but he has had a profound and lasting impact on your life. Nixon and Butz might be having a chat about Watergate … Continue reading

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