Born and raised in Southwest Idaho, Max Hewes grew up both in the booming capital city of Boise and the surrounding agricultural community.
As a young adult the whole whole country served as a classroom. Homesteading in the arid desert of Northern New Mexico, weathering storms and growing vegetables in Southern Louisiana, building community gardens for immigrant populations in Louisville, Kentucky, and operating a farm of his own in California were but a prelude to a passionate pursuit of sustainable forestry.
For the last six years Max has been the owner and operator of his own mobile lumber mill and has worked as a logger and sawyer in California, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Working in many forests and many family-run sawmill operations has instilled a sense of wonder and urgency. Max has a passion for educating about forest soils and systems, sharing his hopes for a more vibrant and diverse forest economy.
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Recent Blog Posts
Curious About Composting? HERE'S OUR ADVICE ON HOW TO BEGIN If you’ve participated in a VISIONS program before, then you know we try to minimize our ecological footprint as much as possible, and composting is an excellent way to do that. But what you may not have...
Project Drawdown plays a critical role in all of the myriad sustainability initiatives we’re working on at our Montana Farm & Ranch. At VISIONS, we’ve always followed environmental principles, from reducing waste to recycling to composting (often by giving food...