Producer: Julia Marino
Photography, audio: Go Takayma
Editing: Go Takayma, Julia Marino
From the small family farms in the area to various organizations and businesses that support them, a thriving philosophy of sustainable living helps define the very nature of Athens County. Along the serene landscape of Sassafras farm in New Marshfield, Ohio, owner Ed Perkins and his wife Amy Abercrombie hold true to this philosophy by living simply and working closely with the land. They retrieve their water from an outdoor pump, live in a quaint home that was once a barn, and sell their organic produce at the Athens Farmers Market.