Total loan: $10,000


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Brandywine, MD, United States / Agriculture

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Bernard's story

Before our meeting, we discovered farming through different paths. From a background as a registered nurse, Benny came to love farming by becoming passionate about food, nutrition & the health benefits of working outside. Courtney found farming through volunteer work, and her extensive background in contemporary dance performance & choreography ultimately lead her to floral design work. We met at a non profit community garden near Sanibel Island in 2011. Our romance blossomed over a shared love of working outside together and we have since spread our roots growing all over the beautiful East Coast. Though our journey has been winding, moving almost every year since first living together in 2013, we have never stopped working together on the land. We feel blessed that trough the years and trails of working difficult and seemingly endless hours, we've not only grown a successful business, but also an ever deepening marriage. We are grateful for all the opportunities we've realized and difficult lessons from failures we've learned along the way. After more than two years of searching, we are also more than enthusiastic to be settling into what will be our final home, where we can have the homestead we've dreamed of all along the way.