Total loan: $7,000
Nehalem, OR, United States / Agriculture
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A loan helped this couple build a sustainable healing sanctuary with clean food and self-grown herbs inspired by the tea villages of Myanmar.
I have previously been a warehouse manager, builder, semi pro skateboarder, landscaper and small business owner, I am currently working part time as a welder for my local recycling center. I moved to Nehalem, Oregon to restart my life in 2012 to live with my amazing girlfriend, Farmer Ginger. I was in search of a peaceful place to find my purpose, while escaping the fast life of Portland. in 2014, after returning from a trip to Myanmar where we journeyed to a mountain top tea village, I got the honor of marrying Ginger. During these years, I've attended herbal school (Vital Ways & The School of Forest Medicine) to learn about the human body and beneficial herbal remedies for teas & health. I've met many of the great elders who reside here, who have taught me plant medicine, herbalism, tai chi, fire science, homesteading, meditation, accountability, and community. Ginger and I have spent the last 2 years burying ourselves in hard work to restore the Red Barn property into a new dream of a wellness retreat destination with sustainable/biodynamic food, herb, and tea production- NorthFork53 .