Farm Yard was first started as a way to encourage, empower and engage other backyard gardeners. I want people to have the necessary tools to find joy in farming their yards! I believe that small, collaborative agriculture can be a part of the solution to healing our Earth. I believe that growing food and cut flowers should be done close to home in engaged communities and by working with natural systems as much as possible.
The journey into backyard growing has evolved my own small space into a micro flower farm. I farm on my own 2/3 of an acre, have a small plot at my neighbor's house and a garden in the corner of a private orchard. The flowers produced are sold locally as subscriptions and at market, to other florists and used in my own designs for events.
Farm Yard uses growing techniques that focus on building healthy soil using on-site compost, manure, mulch, crop rotation and cover cropping. I love companion planting for pest control and soil health and use lots of plants to attract native pollinators. Water conservation is promoted by using drip irrigation, mulch and rain water harvesting.