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About Us

     Jamie and Sara  Jane Davis started A Way of Life Farm in January 2009.  Our intentions  on this land are a culmination of varied experiences and common values.   Living on land that we can grow on for the rest of our days is a dream  come true!

     Jamie grew up in Polk County,  NC, learning the meaning of hard work while cutting hay and mending  fences on the family horse farm.  As a student of music, yoga, and  permaculture design, he strives to apply observation, creativity,  discipline, and care for the land in his approach to farming.

     Sara Jane was raised in New  Orleans and was a student of environmental studies and sustainable  agriculture at Oberlin College in Ohio (where these two crazy kids  met).  With a deep concern for injustices in our society and natural  environment, she gave much thought to her role in the world and  concluded that growing good food while living simply and happily was the  way to go.  Beginning with her grandfather’s garden in Upstate NY, she  learned from gardeners and farmers at all ends of the country and in  Ireland before settling in North Carolina.

 

     Our sons, Alder and Will, were born right here on the farm in 2011 and 2013.  They love foraging fruits, veggies, and wild greens from the farm, making forts, listening to stories, building with Legos, and playing in the creek.

Our Mission

To use diverse natural systems that build  living soil while producing food for healthy people, healthy economy,  and healthy ecology.

We do not use synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides or GMOs anywhere on the farm.

Apprentices

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Apprentices have shared their  time and talents to improve the farm.  Working long days to get the  tomatoes planted, carrots dug, or round up some pigs, these folks are an  integral part of the farm.