Last seen: 6 months ago
I love gardening, especially edibles. I grew up on a farm in middle Tennessee and I started propagating berry plants at the age of 8 and have scoured the globe for unique fruiting plants but mostly focusing on brambles. I have grown over 100 varieties of brambles, 50 varieties of blueberries, 75 varieties of corn, 100 varieties of melon and hundreds of fruit trees just to name a few. Gardening is a way of life for me and my family. By profession, I am a chiropractor, acupuncturist and nutritionist and I have practiced since 2005. In 2007, I became fascinated with cacao and its health benefits so I created a unique product and started a company around brewed cacao. That led me to eventually move to Santa Barbara, CA in June of 2018 where I immediately bought my first fig plants. I made some amazing friends in the local community that helped me get a jump on my fig collection. My goal is to trial as many varieties as possible and see how they perform for me and to decide which are my absolute must haves. I try to get every fig that comes highly recommended and that has led me to acquire over 250 varieties already in just 6 short months!