This is the first in a series of articles by Christy Shi. She lives, grows, and eats in Davidson NC. She speaks on a range of topics, mostly focused on sustainability and local food systems. She grows food in her edible landscape and teaches people about the connection between food and farm. Shi founded Know Your Farms, LLC in 2008, an organization focused on rebuilding the local food system in the Charlotte NC region. Know Your Farms works on alternative models of local food distribution, fostering intra-grower cooperation, and advocates for local farms at the local, regional, and state level.