Soulful Farm Garden
We are excited to have this enthusiastic group of women working the land at Soulful Prairies just beyond the entrance gates. What a perfect time to be paying more attention to growing our own healthy food! Soulful Farm aims to help reduce the community’s agricultural carbon footprint through cultivating direct to consumer relationships. This year we are tending a medium sized area where we plan to grow enough food to nourish the local community through weekly farmstands and Harvest Boxes. We also will be providing organic, farm fresh fixings at various Soulful Prairies events and fundraisers.
We offer Harvest Boxes for weekly pick-up on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Harvest Boxes are also available for special order, simply email the farmers at email@example.com to arrange delivery or pick-up.
The farmstand is open on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. [June-October].
I began gardening and composting with my Dad as a toddler and have never looked back. Raised hiking and traveling often I grew a deep appreciation for the planet and all its inhabitants. In recent years I have become an environmental educator for McHenry County Schools Environmental Education Program (MCSEEP) and it has made me incredibly joyous! Growing a farm at Soulful Prairies and working with Linda feels like the gift of a lifetime. I have two adorable children whom I love to dance to loud music with and a husband I love dearly, especially he remembers to use less plastic wrap.
I am always on an adventure, at least that's how I tell it. Happily married for 12 years with 3 pretty awesome boys, and a nice big dog. I love to eat healthy, I love to cook and bake and I LOVE to garden. I've taken a great interest in nutrition over the years and really enjoy creating healthy and delicious foods to nourish my family, especially my growing boys! Having a garden and growing plants has always come naturally. I feel such satisfaction in the process and enjoy it wholeheartedly! Working in food service and health care has also given me inspiration to be a part of my community's health and wellness. I love becoming a part of the local food movement. This an epic opportunity and I am super excited for the journey into farming.
As a forever student and seeker of that which nourishes, I found Soulful Farm by seeing an event flyer for raising the on-site hoop house. I started with Hannah and Stacey as a volunteer and have since transitioned to our third partner on the farm; I am so grateful for this opportunity to learn and grow together! I have found geography, anthropology, yoga, permaculture and archery to be Earth’s most magnetic fields of study. My experience as an environmental educator and street canvasser have woven neatly into my innate foundation of steadfastly focusing on community engagement. Presently, I am an instructor at the Woodstock Yoga Lounge and a board member of the Food Shed Cooperative, a community owned grocery store in the works of opening. I am eternally an avid note taker, aunt to eleven precious kiddos and a budding photographer.