Candace Anthony and Justin Ellis arrived on their farm in early 2015 after spending the past 5 years of their lives interning and volunteering on others' farms, and studying herbalism and natural health. The farmers and farms that have been their primary teachers include Claudia's Herbs, and Crimson Sage Nursery both in Orleans, CA, and Wilding Center in Jacksonville, OR. They have both completed the Herbal Practitioner Training with Herbalist Phyllis Light, absorbing and integrating the framework of Southern Folk Medicine for three years of study. Candace also studied Energetic Herbalism with Herbalists Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes at the Blue Otter School, and Justin studied with Herbalist Jane Bothwell at The Dandelion Herbal Center. The birth of their farming venture coincided with the birth of their son Sequoia in May 2015. In its beginning stages the farm has been focusing on production of annual vegetables, culinary herbs, and medicinal herbs, while establishing plantings of an increasing number of perennial crops such as hazelnuts, chestnuts, elderberries, asparagus, various fruits and many perennial medicinal herbs. The homesite in on three acres with several micro climates, including full sun, creek-side, and north slope, lending itself toward growing a broad diversity of plants in conditions where they naturally thrive.
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