Molly Rockamann, founding director of EarthDance Organic Farm School, is the visionary who saved the oldest organic farm west of the Mississippi, and transformed it into an educational community for sustainable agriculture. Now entering its 10th year as an organization, 300+ alumni from EarthDance’s nationally-recognized Farm & Garden Apprenticeship program have started organic farms of their own, integrated school gardens into curricula, and planted gardens and orchards for their families and neighbors. From its origin on 1 acre of leased ground in 2009, EarthDance is now considered the regional leader in organic farming and permaculture education. Rockamann also serves on the Board of Directors of MOSES - Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service.
My favorite book as a child: The Giving Tree
A book I wish I'd written: It's still to be written! I plan to write a book in the next two years.
The best book I read for school: To Kill a Mockingbird
My literary hero: Maya Angelou
Do you prefer digital or paper books: Paper
Character in a book that you would be friends with: Pippi Longstocking
A book I've pretended to have read: Many a book for my college classes
Books that have influenced my art/music/profession: The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry
What I'm reading now: The New Jim Crow
Many thanks to Molly Rockaman for talking books with us! If you want to check out any of the books/authors/characters mentioned in the interview, look no further: