Weaving together our experience growing food and flowers the last thirty years, our comprehensive permaculture design master plan and our growing knowledge of regenerative agriculture practices, we continue to work towards building soil and land resiliency through a cohesive sustainable land use approach. As we build upon this plan for future stewardship, we will continue to consider all of the ways in which we are able to meaningfully serve our community, including the ecosystems and biodiversity of the land we inhabit. At the heart of every decision is the well-being of migratory birds, wildlife, native plant species, beneficial insects and soil health.
Stacy and Kelsey arrived in Kitsap County in 2000, after graduating from the University of Iowa in 1996 and living for a brief stretch in Portland, Oregon. Born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa, each of us spent our childhood growing food and flowers alongside our families. This passion has been translated to every location we’ve lived together for the last thirty years. This farm is a dream come true and is a culmination of our love of growing.
Our son has been expanding into this life since we moved here in 2017, when he was just eight years old. He cherishes the land and all of the creatures who thrive here; his presence enriches this place.
Words cannot express the depth of gratitude we have for our extended family and our community of friends who have helped along the way these last few years— planting seeds, weeding beds and harvesting produce and flowers. They have nourished us through the demands of the seasons and through the growth of this family farm. They continue to provide wisdom when we need a sounding board, to feed us when we’re tired and hungry and to laugh alongside us as we learn from our mistakes. It does indeed take a village and we would not be here without their support.
ALL are welcome here.
This inclusive, nature-inspired play space at Rotary Park on Bainbridge Island is incredibly meaningful to our family and was inspired by the life of our oldest son. We hope you'll consider a visit!