Name John Mionczynski

Occupation: Many, ranging over the years from outdoor educator and motorcycle tour guide to game warden and firefighter.

Growing in his handbuilt greenhouse: Grapes, hybrid strawberries developed by a friend, cucumbers, sweet peppers, green beans, garlic, tomatoes, kale, giant leeks and comfrey to treat burns.

Rarely leaves home without: A squeezebox, which he started playing as a kid to help rehabilitate a crushed elbow. He's outfitted his button accordion with a compartment for a first-aid kit and some food.

Marital status :"Not yet," he says. "But I'm still young."

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