Who's Paul Weir?
I was born in Southen California, but grew up in San Jose. I met my wife, Jennifer, in 1989, and we were married, right here in Grass Valley, 5 years later. Our only daughter, Abby, was born in 2000.
I have had a love affair with the natural world since my early days of chasing butterflies, collecting wildflowers, drawing pictures of birds and watching tadpoles morph into frogs in my Grandparents backyard creek.
I can still remember, with a a chuckle and a smile, my Dad coming home to find that I had dug (with the help of some neighborhood friends) a 10ft x 10ft x 4ft deep hole in the backyard to make my own fish pond. We pooled our money to buy a plastic liner and took a group oath to start our very own fish club. I was 9 years old at the time.
I still think about digging fish ponds to this day :)
I have a degree in horticulture, though I have spent most of my adult life working in high tech. I have always held a sacred place in my heart for the special connection people need to have with the environment and the natural world we all live in. My move from the Bay Area to Grass Valley in 2005 has given me a wonderful opportunity to pay more attention to myself, my family and the beautiful world to be had in Nevada County.
I met Keith Crabtree when we first moved to Grass Valley when I took his excellent Rural Property Management Course at Sierra College. It opened my eyes to my true calling and Keith and I have been great friends ever since.
Green Acres 101 is the company Keith and I created, in January 2006, to assist new and seasoned rural property owners in all aspects of embracing their dream of living the country life. Teaching at the college and our private consulting is very rewarding to me.
My family and I live on 6 acres in Peardale. We own Gopher Hill Heirloom Apples. We have 2 horses, 20 chickens, a dog and a cat. We are active in the Chicago Park 4-H Club, Magnolia Intermediate and Bear River High School, Gold Country Soccer Association and are members of the Nevada County Farm Bureau too.
Living the country life is where I want to be and I know that many of you do too . . . that is why I am here to help. Helping buyers make their country living dreams come true is our top prioirty and helping folks make the best possible choices, one property at a time, is what it is all about.
With Green Acres 101, your rural dreams have never been closer to reality and I am totally commited to help you to make it all happen.
May all your acres be green ones!