Kayann Short, Ph.D., is a writer, farmer, teacher, and environmentalist at Stonebridge Farm on the Front Range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Author of the award-winning memoir, A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography, (Torrey House Press), she taught writing for over 20 years at the University of Colorado-Boulder and has directed memoir writing projects with community elders, adult literacy students, and non-profit organizations. Her essay, “Soil vs Dirt: A Reverie on Getting Down to Earth,” appears in Dirt: A Love Story and her blog about writing, literature, farming, ecology, memoir, and other eclectic topics can be found at


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5169 Ute Highway

Longmont, CO 80503


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