About Us & Our Expedition

Taylor Ashley

Katie Ashley

Taylor and Katie and met while studying at the University of Central Florida in 2012. Since then, we’ve gotten married, pursued graduate degrees, volunteered in the PeaceCorps and AmeriCorps, hiked the Camino de Santiago, and have become Master Gardeners. Before we settle down, we’re embarking on an ambitious overland expedition from Maine to Brazil.

Alan is our close friend, biggest supporter of SFT, and the reason that this website exists.

The Route

Expedition Goals


Cultural practices associated with growing fruits and vegetables


Recipes and techniques for preparing bean dishes


Public events that involve food and community

Middle School Outreach

Produce educational materials for middle school classrooms in order to provide them with current, interesting, and valuable content.