November 3, 2011
Through Lisa Fernandez and her permaculture courses.
Collaborating with people who share a common value system of care of the earth, care of people and fair share.
My husband and I have a 3.5 acres of south-facing field, old apple trees and six new ones (two years old), surrounded by woods, and a swale of water that runs year round. HEAVEN, all of it. Compared to Portland, our Freeport setting is rural, but actually, let's face it, this is a rural suburbia.
I grow elderberry at The Bailey Farm, and I own the Bailey Farm Elderberry Cooperative (BFEC), a network of growers. As a health coach at Immunity First I focus on immune system boosting as the most important first step to health and wellness.