Xiaobing Shen grew up in a mountainous village in central China, the child of a peasant mom and office worker father. As the pride and joy of the family, he was able to travel far and wide. Now he is back to his farming roots and building a life that he never expected. XB also writes. Here are his essays on being a small farmer and market vendor on Hufftington Post.
 
Jonathan Davies has experience in music, performing and writing. He has contributed articles on small-scale farming to the Frontenac News, and also written personal essays such as this one about songwriting. He has given presentations on his farming experience to a range of audiences.
 

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