At the HHC

Environmentalism isn't just a buzzword for us, it's a way of life. While we may drive an older truck, our low water usage, commitment to a non-toxic lifestyle, no chemical spray, and a focus on heirloom and all natural processes from the beginning of a plant's life until it ends, we feel more than makes up for it. And of course in the future maybe we'll be able to switch to a bio-diesel truck.

We believe in starting with quality soil and seeds. We use our own compost when possible and are starting a vermicompost system. The seeds we use are all non-GMO and are from companies that have no affiliation with Monsanto or it's affiliates (I double checked). I also buy organic and heirloom seeds when possible. I would love to get organically certified, but can't afford to at this point. Rest assured our practices are in keeping with this.

From Heirloom Seeds and Plants

Gourmet Baby Greens (Mesclun Lettuce)
Arugula
Strawberries (Hood)
Radish (Cherry Belle)
Kale (Dwarf Blue)
Chamomile (German)
Tomatoes (Pole Cherry and Red Siberian)
Summer Squash (Straightneck)
Dill (Bouquet)
Sage (Broadleaf)
Chives (Common)
Thyme (English)
Lemon Balm
Raspberries (Heritage)
Cilantro
Stevia
Watercress
Nasturtium
Carrots (Baby Carrots and Tonda di Parigi)
Pepper (Serrano)
Winter Squash (Gold Nugget)
Cornflower (Bachelor Button)
Poppy (Blue Bread)
Cosmos
Lavender (Munstead)
Elecampane
Echinacea (Angustifolia)
Spearmint
Agrimony
Marshmallow
Self-Heal
Nettles
Comfrey (True)
Blackberries (Himalayan)
Spinach (Bloomsdale)

From Organic Seeds

Gourmet Baby Greens (Mesclun Lettuce)
Arugula
Radish (Cherry Belle)
Chamomile (German)
Calendula (Resina)
Peas (Sugar Snap)
Dill (Bouquet)
Onion (Scallion)
Sage (Broadleaf)
Chives (Common)
Thyme (English)
Lemon Balm
Cilantro
Stevia
Watercress
Summer Squash (Straighneck)
Carrots (Little Finger or Baby Carrots)
Cucumber (Homemade Pickle/Baby Cucumber)
Acorn Squash (Reba)
Winter Squash (Gold Nugget)
Sunflower (Elves Blend/Dwarf)
Nasturtium
Poppy (Blue Bread)
Cosmos
Lavender (Munstead)
Elecampane
Echinacea (Angustifolia)
Spearmint
Agrimony
Marshmallow
Self-Heal
Nettles
Comfrey (True)
Spinach (Bloomsdale)

Head Farmer

Lanigan's list of degrees and certificates can fill a file drawer. However, her real passion has been plants and writing. 

Her first paid job of weeding out the garden at eight years old highlighted her dedication to the practice when it began to rain. She hardly noticed. As it began to pour buckets her mom told her to come on in. She replied, "I'm not done yet."

Her experience on a goat farm, mini farms, a vineyard, living in the forest and working with vastly different, but equally challenging growing conditions have made her a tenacious farmer.

Not to mention her education and experience as an herbalist, Master Gardener through Washington State, and having attended countless workshops, classes, and training on biodynamic farming, four season gardening, and permaculture. All of which she's been thrilled to put into practice.

Shy Muscle Guy

With a background in construction and landscaping, you'd think this guy was all muscle and logic, but soon you realize he can discuss classic novels and spout poetry like an English Professor. A real asset to Home, Hedge, & Charm.

The Teenager

Logo designer, social media guru, and semi-enthusiastic laborer when needed, Melissa keeps the Home, Hedge, & Charm team on the ball of the 21st century, because you know...what do the rest of us know as we were born in the 1900s.

Sheepherder in Training

Okay, so maybe Hope is more like a frisbee dog training to take down flying saucers if they land in the farm field, but still... She's a great asset to Home, Hedge, & Charm as she makes us take frequent breaks to play frisbee and cater to her every whim.

Extras

They say it takes a village to raise a child and it takes a whole community of people both local and through modern technology to keep a farm going. I am so thankful to my friends, family, neighbors, CSA members, customers, and volunteers. You all are the bee's knees.

© 2018 by Home, Hedge, & Charm

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