For the past 13 years, on a 10 acre USDA certified organic farm and garden, on a mesa in western Colorado, we have been continuously working on building a sustainable ecosystem that provides food, beauty and medicine for future generations.
We grow certified organic vegetable, herb, flower, medicinal, biodynamic and permaculture plants for wholesale and retail sales and plant our market and home gardens with these same plants. Our plants are started in our subterranean heated and cooled greenhouse, lovingly put together over the past 6-7 years by my husband, Ace.
Slowly, we have been introducing grapevines, Goji berries, Gingko Biloba trees, fruit and nut trees, wildlife habitat with currants and wild roses as well as adding to the medicinal garden. Over the past 5 years we have undergone a major project putting in an underground water main for our irrigation system and installing a system that cuts our water waste while delivering water when and where it is needed to establish a canopy of trees, shrubs and vines which will become our “water bank”, holding moisture in their roots, branches, leaves and cooling the ground to minimize water loss by evaporation.
This year we automated our irrigation system, expanded the garden again, and are putting the finishing touches on our new high tunnel. Every year is a new experience filled with challenges and opportunities for growth (read-tears and laughter!). This year we share our victories and disappointments with you. We hope you enjoy our story!
Terrie and Ace