Meet an Eco-Farmer: Francis Flowers and Herbs Farm

Francis Flowers and Herbs Farm Eco-Farmer

Earcine Evans, Francis Flowers and Herbs Farm

Why did you begin farming?

My family farmed growing up. I returned to the land 12 years ago to be nourished and renewed after being away for such a long time. In my time away I became a cosmetologist, owned a beauty salon and nearly lost my life to chemical poisons, which led to my personal journey to rediscover the knowledge that my grandmother had while raising me. Thus, Pure Cine All Natural Hair and Skin Care was born.

Have you always been an eco-farmer, or did you make a change?

Yes, I farmed with organic and biodynamic farmers in the beginning to learn about methods that would lead to well-stewarded land and good health for myself and others. I’ve never used any chemical or industrial pesticides, fungicides or herbicides on my land.

What do you enjoy most about farming?

I love being so closely connected with nature, memories of my ancestors and a way of life that honors my predecessors and heals both the heart and mind. (more…)