Dear friend,

Thank you for visiting! I hope you like what you see. Let me tell you little about myself. Years ago, my family was faced with a mandate by our pediatrician to start eating more whole foods and get toxins out of the house. As I'm sure you know, this is easier said than done. However, after enduring the learning curve of a truly holistic lifestyle, I found myself and my family in a much better position than ever before.

But why should it be so hard? Every family deserves to free themselves of the shackles of an unhealthy, toxin- filled lifestyle. I wanted to take the guesswork out of it and show people it doesn't have to be hard or inconvenient.

Over the years, we’ve changed up how we grow our food, cook, clean, and even produce our own energy.  Small simple changes over time resulted in our “Homestead Ecosystem” where we grow our own food on yesterday’s kitchen garbage and live beyond organic.

This has been my journey, and I hope to share it with you.


Certifications

Hydroponics
Kathy earned a certificate in hydroponics from Boswyck Farms in August 2014. A small, Queens-based hydroponic design firm, Boswyck Farms that provides STEM education through hydroponics technology.

Greenhouses & Aeroponics
Kathy performed a complete greenhouse externship in 2014 at Aero’s commercial plant production greenhouse in Gap, PA. Learning a variety of topics, Kathy has since applied her knowledge to build and maintain the aeroponic greenhouses on her property.

Farming & Ranching
Kathy completed an introductory farming and ranching course in May 2015. Conducted by Holistic Management International, the objective of this program is to educate and empower newcomers (with 10 or less years of farming/ranching experience) so they are positioned to apply Holistic Management principles and practices in order to build successful businesses.

Permaculture Teaching & Design
Kathy completed the Permaculture Teacher Training for Women Certification course in August 2015. Hosted by The Omega Institute for Holistic Living in Rhinebeck, NY, this unique and innovative program, explores diversity and leadership.
Kathy completed her Permaculture Design Certification with a focus on Urban Permaculture Design through the Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY. Taught by Andrew Faust, this comprehensive training course teaches a positive and empowering vision for social and ecological transformation.


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