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My interest in plants began as a kid trailing after my grandmother as she tended her small Staten Island garden. She could make anything grow. I double-dug an organic garden in my Minneapolis, MN urban yard as I raised children in the 1980s. For the last dozen years, my husband Dave and I have bred, raised and direct-marketed 100% grass-fed beef in northwestern Wisconsin. Although I've been reading about herbs for over 30 years, I began studying six years ago, and wild crafting and medicine-making in earnest four years ago.

Farming comes after a 40-year career in public relations and marketing communications, many of those years in service to the organic agriculture sector.

Dave and I established our farm, Bull Brook Keep, as a platform for conversation and education. Agricultural tourism is a key strategy, and we welcome over 300 visitors to the farm every year. We appreciate the opportunity to describe why we farm using regenerative and humane practices, and we like learning about visitors' food journeys.

What we eat and how it's grown is the purpose of my Saturday morning broadcast, Deep Roots Radio. Now in its 13th year, the show is broadcast and streamed live from the studios of WPCA Radio, 93.1 FM, and

Last year, our farm became a member of the United Plant Savers' Botanical Sanctuary Network. In addition to encouraging the native plants on our pastures and bog, we're working to plant more medicinal herbs, shrubs and trees on our 72-acre farm.

This fall I hope to begin offering guided, wild-crafting tours -- Herbal Safaris -- on the farm. If you'd like to visit, just call or text 651-238-8525, or email


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