Farming cannot be divorced from making. To grow food also means being a plumber, electrician, builder, mechanic, and inventor.
But what about the food part? As a farmer, does Cranford believe they are “making” vegetables? And to that they answered emphatically “no”, they are not solely responsible. Rather they are making in tandem with nature. “As a farmer I am making an environment for natural processes to thrive and creating the right conditions for nature to create the food”
Farming/making involves iteration, failure, creation, destruction, frustration, bounty, celebration, love, loss, collaboration, processes, luck
I used the circuit playground express to give a magical feeling to the book. I coded the fading light to start when you open the book and turn off when it is closed. I also chose colors to represent different elements that are always at the forefront of farming - water, sun, earth, minerals, and air.