We are from Ithaca, NY. Doug is retired and is an AVID gardener, growing about 75% of the vegetables that we eat. Fruit is harder, given the climate here, but we are working on it. I (Marilyn) am still working at a community college where I am the coordinator of the tutoring programs and also teach math on the side. I am vegan and an avid cook of great vegan meals! Doug loves hiking, mountain biking, and cross country skiing. We are in our 60's; we are active community members, environmentally concerned, food coop members, and users of public transportation.