Garden in Connecticut

In the early ’80s, I was staying with my friend John Welles, who contributed to both Shelter and Shelter II, at his home in West Cornwall, Connecticut. We needed vegetables for dinner one night, so we went over to a neighbor’s garden, where John had permission to glean produce. While John picked chard, lettuce, tomatoes, etc., I shot this photo.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Garden in Connecticut

  1. Fab P1800 (I think) in the background. Yours at the time, your friend’s or his neighbors? Nice flowers and barn too, btw.

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