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The Hunolt Homestead Part 1 - Organic Farming

The Hunolts Organic Farming
[vc_column css=".vc_custom_1501867772454{padding-right: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}"][vc_column_text el_id="text-content"]By Jason and Branwen Hunolt

Proving How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet Garden of Life® associate Jason Hunolt and his wife Branwen are living a dream in their dream homestead—a lovely historical home with a few acres that includes a 3,600 square-foot organic farm and more. Here’s a look at their progress—straight talk from the Hunolts about what it takes to build and live out that dream.

It's been an interesting first few months carving out the framework of our organic farm that was birthed in our hearts. My wife and I have ideas that are shared by many and pursued by few, but we decided to embark on this adventure anyway.

Here’s a bit of a backdrop


I’m an herbalist, and a Territory Manager at Garden of Life, whose uncompromising commitment for organic and non-GMO food and products ignited a deeper passion in me and Branwen to take this even more personally and live it out daily: we wanted to set up a permaculture/organic/non-GMO homestead consisting primarily of fruits, veggies and medicinal herbs. We are avid organic farmers, and completely embrace the non-GMO movement for many reasons too numerous to list here. Additionally, we wanted a new—or renewed—understanding of human beings’ relationship with their mother, our Earth.[vc_single_image image="10842" img_size="large" alignment="center" onclick="link_image"][vc_column_text]We started with a couple of tasks—outside of learning how to care for and maintain multiple landscaped acres. Our initial foray into our organic farm venture was to test the theories and suppositions we have apprehended over the years and to provide an empirical structure to judge them against— a rather daunting task.

Daunting or not, however, Branwen and I are up to the task because it’s that important to us. We choose to heal, to honor the Earth, to leave our mark—not only for ourselves and our daughter, Estelle, but for generations who follow.[vc_video link="