Joe Grady is full of stories and experiences related to travel, education, homesteading, gardening, and small time home restoration. Just before getting married Joe and his wife Laura travelled to Europe and Asia volunteering and staying with host families between work locations. Much of what they saw abroad influenced their ideas about agriculture, communities, transportation, and... dish racks. Since then it has been all about raising family and making it on one teacher's salary.
Joe has taught at a number of different high schools including a four year stint at a small boarding school in southern New Hampshire. That experience was a formative one as that is where Joe and Laura grew their expertise in farm management, deepening and extending both their desire to live an agricultural life and their practical experience running a diversified small farm. After moving back to Maine Joe took on a position at a small, progressive high school. Casco Bay High School an expeditionary learning school affiliated with Outward Bound. EL schools deliver rigorous and relevant curriculum with a solid foundation of relationship development. Small school size and a team approach ensure the success of all students.
Joe Grady and his wife Laura have been married for 11 years and currently live on 47 acres of land in the foothills of Western Maine. The Grady's are self-taught small farmers seeking to raise as much of their own food as possible while also raising their three small children. Yvette, Muriel, and Little Joe are home schooled. They continue to search for the perfect piece of land on which to build their profitable small farm, and Joe continues his contribution to education as a teacher in Portland Maine.