Eero Ruuttila

Litchfield, NH, photograph by Eero Ruuttila

Eero Ruuttila: is an activist farmer, educator, and photographer-poet.  For twenty-two years he has been the director of Litchfield, New Hampshire’s nonprofit 65 acre Nesenkeag Farm.  Currently, he is a Sustainable Agriculture Specialist for the University of Connecticut’s Extension’s Scaling Up program for beginning farmers in Connecticut as well as the Incubator Farm coordinator for the New Entry Sustainable Farmer Project in Lowell, Massachusetts.  Longhouse published in 2012 for its Bus Ticket pamphlet series and Today Poems, a collection of poems and photographs, are two of his publications.  He is currently working on a video project featuring eight Connecticut farms with the working title “How to Grow a Farm.”