About

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How did I end up on Camano Island?

I grew up on a Christmas Tree Farm in Arlington, WA and ate many meals from our family garden. I grew up and moved to the city. My dad helped me plant my first garden in Ballard and I began spending all my free time gardening and raising city chickens. To better understand plants and growing food, I absorbed all the information I could from classes offered by Seattle Tilth and the Horticulture program at Edmonds Community College.

After seven years of working in social work, I took a job with a residential landscape company. Although I really enjoyed the work and was thrilled to be outside, I found that I was really most passionate about growing food. I decided that I needed to farm, so I moved into a cozy cabin on Hogsback Farm on Vashon Island and spent the season immersed in a small scale farm. As I completed my farm internship on Vashon Island, it became clear that I needed to keep farming and was ready to move out of the city! I was curious about larger scale farming and interested in living north of Seattle, so I sold my house and moved to Whatcom County where I completed a second full season farm internship at Cloud Mountain Farm Center.

I decided to try farming on my own and found the perfect location on Camano Island. I have now completed one full year and have learned so much! I am thrilled to continue farming here on Camano Island! I have ended up in a place that I never imagined for myself and I am so thankful for all your support in this journey!

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