Brian Lavendel

Brian Lavendel is a freelance environmental journalist who grows his own veggies in Madison, Wis.

  • A former stock trader learns how to really pick 'em

    It’s an overcast day outside of Stoughton, Wis., the village that claims to have invented the “kaffee break.” But a warm cup of java seems far, far away from Pleasant Hill Market Garden, where farmer Rob Baratz fights off the …