Living in a high desert mountain valley we are intimately connected to water and the harsh landscape that surrounds us. Because of this we are always working to observe, learn and experiment with our farming practices
We are working to develop systems that:
- Are in balance with nature
- Improve our soil fertility in order to:
- provide nutrient dense food
- be resilient in the face of drought
- support our water and mineral cycle
- regenerate the land
- Provide and preserve wildlife habitat.
- Support pollinators and beneficial insects
All our food and seeds are chemical free and grow in low input systems.
Owner + Seed FreAk
My fascination with seeds started at an early age. I took over a corner of my family's vegetable garden at age six to grow sunflowers. I was mystified about how giant plants could spring from such tiny seeds. Our ranch in Western Colorado was the beginning of my love for the land. We raised grass finished beef and practiced holistic management.
While receiving a degree in Biology in Colorado Springs, I worked on several farms and became involved in the local food movement. After college I managed the Colorado Farm and Art Market while farming. Over the winter I traveled in India working with activist, and fellow seed saver Vandana Shiva. I was inspired to contribute in a positive way to the issues we face in maintaining seed sovereignty and genetic diversity.
Returning home, I moved back to Montrose Colorado to help on the family farm while taking a position as the executive director of the Organic Seed Growers And Trade Association (OSGATA). Following my work with non-profit work I got her hands in the dirt again working a Buckhorn Gardens. Now I am realizing my dream of starting my own seed farm.