Meet The Farmers
The Collective has grown from 3 founding Members in 2017, to 6 Members in 2019. Our Farmers have unique and diverse backgrounds- all contributing to the greater mission of the Collective.
Jamie is native to Colorado with a passion for sharing her knowledge of farming with others. Jamie is entering her 7th season of farming. Her background includes the cultivation of her own farm, Wild Wicks, in addition to managing the Veterans to Farmers program at the Denver Botanic Gardens-Chatfield Farm for 6 years. Jamie is supported by her farm partners Doug, Paxson, and another little one on the way.
For the past 10 years, Jordan has devoted most of her hours working to strengthen the food system. She is a seasoned farmer, nutrition and sustainable food advocate, Master Composter, and lover of all things nature related. Jordan is entering her 5th season of farming with a continued dedication to increasing food security and cultivating a healthy food system in the Denver Metro.
Katie & Aaron
For the past several years Katie and Aaron have been growing flowers for loved ones and for their own personal enjoyment. Katie gained invaluable experience as the farm manager at Mountair Park Community Farm for Sprout City Farms from 2015-2018 and has since transitioned into a Garden Educator role with Big Green. This year Aaron and Katie are focusing on building FloraBee- their flower farm that supports a healthy ecosystem and their community while producing great blooms in the process. FloraBee flowers are grown without herbicides, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers. So breathe deeply. Enjoy those floral scents. Explore the texture of the leaves. Share the experience with your loved ones and accept the call from your flowers to be rooted in the present or to enjoy the warm memories they evoke. Flowers have brought so much joy and beauty into Aaron and Katie's home over the years and it's their hope that they will do the same for you!
Kristin has been growing more and more food in backyards for the last seven years and most recently building out Finca Bufita (aptly named after her pooch). With a strong passion for learning and getting creative on the farm, Kristin has worked on a variety of food systems aspects - she helped co-found an agricultural development NGO in Guatemala, served as Programs Director for Re:Vision in Denver, and is a member of the Westwood Food Coop. Mostly though, she enjoys farming as her favorite hobby and therapy – believing the act of growing food builds community in diversity. As a member of the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council, she’s committed to making urban farming more inclusive and accessible for all Denverites.
Erica has been landscaping and farming in Colorado for the last 10 years. She grows local flowers because they are longer lasting, better smelling and better for the environment than imported cut flowers. Come by the collective and ask her anything about flowers!