Well hey there, I’m Natalie and I want to say welcome and I am so glad you’re here! I work in mental health, but my heart is in the garden.
In 2017 I started gardening. I became enthralled with the ability to grow something from seed and found what they were saying was true - gardening is incredibly therapeutic!
Fed up with the food system and wanting to steward my dreams of a future healing homestead well, in 2018, I built my first garden beds. I learned more about soil than anything that year but hey, it was a bold step in the right direction!
We’ve recently moved to beautiful San Diego county and we have been blessed with a home! Which of course means - more space to garden! I am currently building our rent friendly Suburban Homestead which will include a 400 square foot Potager Garden, Country Garden, and Pollinator Garden.
I cherish hosting people - it’s a mission my husband and I share - to host and love people well. I hope this home, though temporary, is a place of beauty, of hope and of refuge to all who enter. And a place to learn and prepare well for the ultimate dream and goal - a healing homestead.