Ben Hewiit At 16, the legal age of “school leaving” in HIS home state, dropped out of high school to support himself in the building trades. He began writing for magazines in his early 20’s; within two years, freelance magazine writing became his sole means of supporting himself and later his family. He now lives in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom with his wife and two sons, where they run a small-scale, diversified hill farm. Their focus is producing nutrient dense foods from vibrant, mineralized soils for themselves and the immediate community. Ben has written five books, am currently working on a sixth, and still writes the occasional magazine story. He is tremendously grateful to be so privileged.