Before kids and organic farming, I was a registered nurse specializing in pediatric cancer research. I had always been interested in organic food systems, believing that we truly are what we eat and what we eat needs to be grown and harvested with care. I have grown my family’s food and helped others in their pursuit of healthful eating in Northern California for 25 years. I am passionate about growing and cooking food and always on the hunt for new treasures within our foodshed.
I also home school our children. As an informal science educator for family, friends and community, I want to bring gardening to life for children of all ages through first-hand learning. Some of the kids favorite activities around the garden are harvesting, starting seedlings, and raising our ever expanding flock of chickens!
Peas and Harmony has designed an executed school gardens for various learning disciplines, such Waldorf and Montessori. I design each garden for a home or school with the care and attention that I would take for my own gardens, probably more! I continue to be passionate about learning and seeking the best ideas for our community, and have studied permaculture design, vermicomposting, GROW BIOINTENSIVE, Soil Foodweb, fruit forests, and garden design.
While the cycle from seed harvest is rewarding, there is so much more to appreciate about our local foodshed when we are in sync with the seasons, celebrating with our neighbors and sharing the abundance.
I hope that our services and workshops might help awaken your “inner farmer.”