We follow the principles of Biodynamic Agriculture in an effort to unfold our farms' individuality with grace, grit, and goodness. We grow unique varieties of lavender and old fashioned flowers on Colorado's front range.
In 2017, we purchased 3 acres of land in the middle of Arvada, nestled between Boulder, Golden, and Denver, and decided to grow lavender and speciality cut flowers. My love for working with nature started in childhood growing up in rural Ohio, and when I moved to Denver I just couldn't shake the gardening bug. I convinced my husband Rodman to join me in my agricultural adventures. For him, that meant filming me gardening and beekeeping, and went on to produce a television series on PBS and Create TV called Urban Conversion. It is now in its 3rd season, which will be airing in the spring of 2019. But for me, it meant selling our home on the tiny lot, and moving into a rental house while we searched for farmland. After five years of looking, we stumbled across a little gem that was tucked into a corner of our neighborhood, not even a mile from our house. It was once a 300-acre wheat farm and one of the original homesteads of the area. Now, its a 3-acre lot with a mid-century house, mature trees, farmable land, and a quaint community surrounding it.
We bought the property in November of 2017 and broke ground the following spring. Our first year was primarily spent renovating the house (we still don’t live there yet), cultivating the soil with cover crops, testing out different cut flower varieties, experimenting with growing strategies we learned from Floret Flowers. We also sprayed the land with all the Biodynamic Field Preps suggested by the North American Biodynamic Association, and worked to revive the land. We sold our first flowers to nearby community of florist, wholesalers, and neighbors. We are so thankful to everyone who purchased from us! And particularly thankful to those who volunteered their time to help us during the spring planting, summer harvesting, and fall prepping seasons. It’s been fun connecting with people on social media and over the fence with neighbors who stop by to say, “Hello, and welcome to the neighborhood." We are so glad to be here.
We are currently finishing up the final touches on a new online store for the upcoming season. Registration for CSA shares will be available on February 1, and a few other goodies will be coming this spring. Cultivating beauty, relationships, and being good stewards of the land is our reason for our being. We look forward to getting to know you and bringing the fragrance of the land to your life.
Gina and family