Maybe the desire to make something beautiful is
the piece of God that is inside each of us.
- Mary Oliver
No one is more surprised than me that I am farming flowers (except, maybe my parents!) I have always loved nature and beautiful things, but never imagined that I would be a farmer.
Before having my kids I worked in museums and art education and envisioned a pretty academic life for myself. But my husband and I ended up living in Mapleton and after experiencing the loss of our first son Jonah I found SO much peace and solace in gardening. I worked through a lot of difficult emotions as I pulled weeds and planted seeds. It was incredibly healing for me.
One day I picked up Lisa Mason Ziegler's book Vegetables Love Flowers at the library and realized there are so many benefits to adding flowers to your garden, so I experimented with a few rows of zinnias and cosmos and was hooked!
I began selling flowers in 2020 and even though the world was tumultuous it was actually a great year to begin. It was a gift to be surrounded by beauty and share that beauty with others during such a difficult time.
I'm so grateful for the kindness I get to be a part of as people give my flowers to people they love. (That feeling is what keeps me going on hard days.) I am also learning everyday to lean into the challenge of growing a business and an enormous garden and a young family at the same time!
Thanks so much for being here! I can't wait to share some beauty with you.