About Hand-Grown Greens

I spent the first decade of my adulthood working in a hospital setting as a registered nurse. Caring for the chronically ill led to serious reflection on what it means to be healthy.

About Hand-Grown Greens

Working as a nurse, I was doing something good, but deep down in my gut I knew I had something more to give. Becoming a mother gave me the motivation and the courage to find that something more.

I stepped away from a career based on treatment of illness in order to devote myself to building health. I believe whole-heartedly in the Hippocratic adage:

Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.

Some fun facts about me...

► I’m a 9 (any one else obsessed with the enneagram?)

► I’m a second generation farmer

► I’m blessed to work from home with my kids

► I love to bake

► I’m happiest when my hands are dirty

► In another life I loved to scuba dive

► After traveling the world, I’m living back on the very farm I grew up on

Balancing Family and Farming

A podcast interview by Diego Footer

I was invited on Diego Footer’s podcast Farm Small Farm Smart to talk about my journey of learning how to manage my business while raising a family.

Follow Diego on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diegofooter/

Learn more about Diego’s company Paperpot Co: https://paperpot.co/

Stewards of the land

Laura holding microgreen trays

As farmers, we have a responsibility to be good stewards of the land; recognizing that the earth is a living organism.

Dedicated to organic practices

I place a high value on growing using organic practices. As a matter of principle, I grow all my microgreens in soil using organic, non-GMO seed. I'm also dedicated to composting and water conservation. I use 100% compostable packaging for my microgreens.

Growing vertically

I'm currently using an indoor vertical system combined with an outdoor cold frame greenhouse for growing space. Within this small footprint, I produce a wide variety of fresh, nutritious, beautiful, and delicious microgreens.

Fostering a sense of community

I created Hand-Grown Greens as a means of empowering and educating my community about eating locally.