about me

My mission to grow food for my family turned out to be an incredibly fascinating, rewarding, and educational journey.

over 50 varieties of edible and beneficial plants

There is always something to do, something to learn, and places to explore.

We have learned that each of the many interesting insects, plants, and wildlife we find serves a special purpose in our world.

oak worm caterpillar

But, it didn’t happen overnight. It took a lot of time and effort to turn my yard into an edible landscape.

I learned to garden by studying how the ecosystem around me works, then mimicking what nature does. This means I don’t use any chemicals like insecticides, herbicides, or fungicides, and I rely on the resources I have available to me. Although this way of gardening takes longer to reap your reward, it eliminates much of the guesswork, frustration, and expense that go along with traditional gardening practices.

This project has challenged me to live more sustainably, be more self-reliant, and act in a way that is less harmful to the planet.

when you match the mailbox…

It has been mentally and physically rewarding to create such a magical place. I’ve seen some very cool things, I’ve accomplished something I never imagined I could, and I can truly say my life is much better because of it.

breaking ground in the field

I love using my gardening experiences as a way to educate and inspire others on how to better their lives through gardening.

eating mulberries