Eric grew up in Michigan and moved to Oregon after college. In Oregon, Eric started to garden in the backyard of his little house. This garden was the beginning of the infection… compost piles were built, 3 chickens were added and then rabbits. What else can we fit into this back yard?
Well, the East Coast called and we moved to Doylestown to be closer to family.
Linda and Eric went to a Biodynamic Conference in Chapel Hill, NC in 2005 where Eric met Gunther Hauk and then began the part-time BD training at the Pfeiffer Center. Our search for land took a few years until we met the Weis who wanted their land to be used in a more ecologically friendly way. Our vision meshed well with their hopes and we began our journey on a previous sod farm.
With a clean slate, i.e. nothing in place except for stripped, baked, and compacted soil we began to build a farm. The first year we built a small greenhouse, chicken coop and shed, fenced in the crop area, dug a well, ran electricity to the site, and even managed to grow a few vegetables. Each year we continue to build the farms infrastructure, our skills, and most importantly the soil fertility.
Eric continues to be inspired by the small unseen things; hope, passion, love, support and kindness.