I'm the owner and operator of Kindred Acres. I'm a veteran single mom to an amazing little girl, named Kaliah. Growing up my parents always had gardens, both edible and decorative. When I grew older I took a big interest in plants, herbs, nature, and holistic health. I started a small home garden which grew very quickly.
I wanted to learn more so Kaliah and I toured around to different intentional communities around the USA to learn how they lived from the land, grew food, and medicines, build structures, and left a low carbon footprint. We stayed at many communities to learn and grow....building cob houses, growing food, catch and safely use rainwater, tending animals, etc. I took online medicinal classes to learn how to make tinctures, learn about various medicinal herbs and more.
We joined in on a colaborative project to restore a 76 acre ranch in Arizona where we were able to grow a lush green garden in the driest of areas in the Arizona desert. We had bee hives, horses, cattle, and more. We lived together in community and as a team we learned and grew not just plants but personally as well.
After our time there was done we moved on to TX to build our own tiny house on some land I had purchased. The land was so barren and dry and had tons of trash all over. I cleaned up the trash, restored the soil, grew a bunch of vegetables, fruits, and nut trees, and had a beautiful green pasture for our animals to graze. I continued online classes going on to receive certifications in the areas of medicinal herbs, nutrition, holistic health, permaculture, and natural growing.
In time, my parents were asking for us to move to NC so they could be closer to us. We found the perfect property, just under 3.5 acres, where we could build what has now become Kindred Acres. I continued my education to earn a certification in Medicinal Mushrooms, Urban Medicine Gardens, and several other areas that would benefit me on my path. My passion and knowledge for growing food regeneratively and sustainably continues to grow ever more so strong and my connection to the land even more. My love for this space is so strong. I plant now, for Kaliah's future in hopes that one day she will get to walk these grounds with her own children and cherish all that is here.
I'm very passionate about helping others and sharing knowledge. I love to teach and to help people grow their own food forests, connect with nature, and become more self reliant. I am also passionate about giving back to our community so we do all we can to donate what we can to people in need, share with others by running contests and give-aways, and offer low cost options for classes and services. We also offer work exchange where people could get hands on experience here at Kindred Acres while enjoying this peaceful space.
Words from my heart...."Dance like nobody is watching and LOVE like there is no tomorrow".