About JC Jaress

JC Jaress has been looking for something his entire life and he's pretty sure it's been looking for him as well. Whether they find each other is not nearly important as the little dance they're doing.

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The Real Dirt on Family Farms

It had not yet begun to rain when we left the dog at the vet and Jonas started into town to return the trailer. Three days on River Run Farm & Pottery in Kentucky and Mattie had had her share of adventures: She had chased down several sheep, nipping at their heels, endlessly “herding” them before […]

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We Made It!

We are finally on the road! In fact, we’re deep into Texas BBQ country as I write this post, but let’s catch you up with how it all shook  out… The house is in escrow and should close any day now. The whole process has gone perfectly – after a couple weeks of prep, the […]

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Right In Our Backyard

Last weekend I attended the Urban Ecology Extravaganza right here in little ol’ Altadena, CA. I have lived in Altadena since 2004 and not too much happens here (which is a good thing, mostly) but over the last six months Altadena has established a certified organic & local Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays 3pm-7pm  and a […]

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Kickin’ It Off: On The Good Foot!

Consider yourself invited! (invitation) Saturday, March 9 from 5-11pm Admission is FREE but we ask that you consider grabbing one of the groovy perks from our IndieGoGo page. Plus, all IndieGoGo contributions qualify you for ONE FREE raffle ticket for Perception #3, a signed and mounted digital print by JC Jaress. RSVP: anastasia@goodfootproject.com  or text […]

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Did Someone Say Launch Party?! Oh, yeah.

Wow!  This has been one busy week at Good Foot Project – a big thanks to all our friends and family who stepped in to make it happen! This past week we booked 10 farm stays between late May and October of this year. We start with two in Kentucky, plus a visit to a […]

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Farmers, Community and Trust

“We’re planning on traveling the USA visiting organic farms and ecovillages this year.” “You’re what?” That’s pretty much how most of my conversations start of late. Eventually they get around to asking: “How did you find these farms?” “WWOOF.” “What?” “Not What, WWOOF.” “What?” I enjoy the moment while the exchange reminds me of an Abbott […]

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Start Where You Are!

I recognize there are a whole mess of people out there that are up for the idea of living a sustainable lifestyle but they have no idea where to start. And,  understandably, they simply cannot hit the road to do the research and get some hands-on experience in the principles of permaculture, organic farming and […]

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Living for a Living

The closer we get to our departure date, the deeper I question “what drives me to make this sort of change?” Oh sure, six months ago, still in the abstract, it sounded like a great idea, but the realities of selling off all our unneeded stuff, determining what must (and can) come with us and packing the […]

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Knight Rider and KITT. Capt. Kirk and the USS Enterprise. And us? – name that RV.

When we first decided to take this expedition, I jumped at the chance to go RV hunting. I searched CraigsList twice a day from San Diego to Fresno for over two months looking for a fairly-clean, mechanically-sound, used RV. Then I spent several weeks driving a few old, smelly clunkers (the online photos were often […]

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