Laura Smith

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Industry Agriculture
Location Huntington, VT, United States
Introduction Laura & Vanessa relocated to Vermont in 2006 from Oakland, CA to be closer to family and to find a better way of life for themselves. Laura was born and raised in Vermont. She grew up on a small farm in northwestern VT where her family raised beef Shorthorn, chickens, geese, goats, and pigs. In 1982, she relocated to Maine to learn about her birth family. Vanessa moved to the US from Italy in 1989 to study. Until leaving Italy, she spent summers and weekends at her family's farm in the northern Italian countryside with horses, cows, pigs, goats, rice, and corn. Laura & Vanessa believe in a sustainable lifestyle that includes peace, green living, buying local and organic/natural, and participating in the local economy with their own grass fed lamb, pasture raised pork and free-range eggs.
Interests Animals, Nature, Spirituality, Farming, Gardening, Sustainability, Old Ways, Archetypal Dreamwork
Favorite Movies Laura: The Matrix, The Peaceful Warrior, Spanglish, Signs, Vanessa: The Village, Signs, Babe, Existance
Favorite Books Laura: the "Hyperion" series, the "Enders" series, Toni Morrison, Jose Saramago, Octavia Butler, Urlula Le Guin, Thich Nhat Hanh...and many others. Vanessa: "The Contrary Farmer", "Into the Wild", Jack London, Gene Logsdon, Farley Mowat