Alexandria Skinner was born into a family that grew almost all the food they ate. The basement of the house on her eighth-generation family farm was always filled with pickles, preserves, country ham, dried onions, and a freezer full of food. Home grown food was both utilitarian and delicious, used for health, for nurture and sharing, and for building community. After her parents moved to the city, Alexandria became active in urban food growing, and she started her first food co-op at age 15. As she has continued to live in a city during her adult life, Alexandria has cultivated expertise in urban and small space food gardening. Her project now is to facilitate the reclaiming of food production by individuals and communities. Skinner views democratization of food, and teaching others the practical skills of growing food, as a way of reestablishing connection with the land and seasons and God’s natural creation, as a way of building community and a more sustainable way of life, as a way of increasing health and nutrition of individuals, and as one area in which individuals can push back against the commoditization of that which nourishes us at our very foundation.