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Plants. Maps. Travel. DIY. Minimalism.

My name is Christopher Harrod and among other things, I am an environmentalist, spatial data analyst, horticulturalist, minimalist, novice mycologist and DIY enthusiast. I will always consider myself a lifelong student. I grew up doing two things, playing baseball and gardening.

My mom instilled a love for plants with me at a young age. I can still remember my blue ribbon for the longest green bean at the county fair (yes, that’s a thing).

I still have a love of baseball even though there was a period of my life where I was fed up with the salaries they were given while teachers like my brother and mother made far less but I’ve come to accept it. Although, I still wish other professions were paid more, I still love the game, the strategy, and the memories of fresh cut grass on a hot summer day. I have a fantasy baseball podcast with my best friend Rick that you can find here. I enjoy living a DIY lifestyle (i.e. canning, refinishing furniture, growing food, auto repair, etc.). I love being frugal, eating healthy, and taking care of my body. Long distance backpacking and diving deep into the wilderness are some of my favorite things to do. Please, feel free to contact me as I love to hear from people who read the blog.


2015 A.S. Geographic Information Systems, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

2011 B.A. Environmental Studies and Planning, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

2010 A.S. Horticulture, Merritt College, Oakland, CA


Permaculture Design, Merritt College, Oakland, CA

Quick Start GIS, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA