Sarah and Chris are ecologists and homesteading farmers, living and working off-grid in the beautiful Appalachians of Eastern Kentucky. Before starting the farm, we were research scientists and frequent travelers. Most recently, Chris studied reforestation using cacao trees and mycorrhizal fungus in Ecuador and Sarah studied hummingbirds and insects on coffee farms in Mexico. We are inspired by the incredibly diverse farms we have visited in our travels – with complex polycultures of native and cultivated trees, shrubs and annuals. As farmers, we apply our experience as ecologists, as well as the lessons we continue to learn as active stewards of the land.
We’re now putting down deep roots in our favorite place in the world, the Red River Gorge, just an hour from where we grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. Our farm is located just outside of Beattyville – it boasts 20+ acres of mature forest and 10 acres of flat, mostly cleared land along the North Fork of the Kentucky River. But we are not just farmers – we are environmental activists, stewards of the land and involved community members. We do this work because we believe it is the best use of our skills and resources to support a world that is more sustainable and more just. We believe everyone has gifts to share with the world, and this is the expression of ours.