Preferring not to use the title “Farmer”, Ian considers himself first a soil-builder and then an agriculturist.
He began his agricultural adventure in his own backyard. There he first practiced composting and experimented with soil-building techniques. After experiencing the difficulty of growing underneath a black walnut tree, he expanded into a neighboring lot. His pursuits finally led him to work on a small CSA in the Milwaukee area. Here he gained mastery of the shovel and increased his knowledge of plants. With a can-do attitude and flair for building things out of garbage, Ian now coordinates efforts at the Victory Garden Urban Farm.