Once a dairy operation in the early 1900s, this historic farm became Glad Acres in the mid-20th century with a communal living setting. In the 1980s, it was the Moon and Sixpence Bed and Breakfast. And shortly after the start of the 21st century, the property became a biointensive organic farm.
In 2017 the farm found new owners yet again, and here we are! Each member of our team brings to the farm a unique set of passions and interests, and together we’ve developed a unified vision that incorporates land stewardship, healthy food, a love of learning, and appreciating the joys inherent on the farm.
We have varying ideas for the farm, interests, and backgrounds in organic farming, permaculture, business, and the arts, but we all share the same goal of growing delicious food that’s good for our community using practices that are good for the earth.
Originally from Oakland, CA, Greg got his start pulling weeds for his mom at a young age for a nickel per handful. He grew up going on hikes, traveling and discovering great food with his family. Greg has a BA in Environmentally Sustainable Business Practice and Education from Western Washington University, where he also discovered his love for wild foraging, plant identification, ecology, gardening and permaculture. He spent two years living at the Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead on Orcas Island studying and living in their maturing Permaculture demonstration site, and managing their nursery. While there, he completed two Permaculture Design Courses, as well as an Advanced PDC. Greg is particularly interested in exploring and pursuing tree crops and fermented vegetables at Dancing Seeds Farm!
Zach grew up in Arizona and earned a degree in Physics at the University of Oregon where he learned his favorite physics law. The Law of Conservation maintains that energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be transformed. In the case of soil, whatever you take from it must be replaced. Zach has farmed in many places around the world, including Africa, Columbia, and California. Nowadays you’ll most likely find him munching on volunteer plants in the vegetable garden.
Gail grew up in Chicago, but she’s called the Pacific Northwest home for over three decades. Early career days landed her in the field of finance and accounting, but in recent years she’s been busy writing fiction, personal essays, and blogs. She’s always had a heart for old farms, new projects, and nature, and is excited to see these three passions come together at Dancing Seeds Farm.
John‘s commitment to a healthy lifestyle, background in the food industry, and unofficial gardening experience come together on Dancing Seeds Farm. He keeps us forward-thinking and organized.
Kima is Zach’s beautiful husky. She keeps a watchful eye over everything that happens on the farm. Watch out, voles!
Lani and Zuzu love everything about the farm including all who visit, fly over, or crawl about. Be sure to say hello to them when you stop by.