I grow simply and sustainably in no-till permanent beds. Two thirds of my growing space is dedicated to perennials. Soil health is a priority and herbicides, insecticides and chemical fertilizers are never used. Crop rotation, companion planting and mulching are my management tools. My family grows a good deal of out own food and always have. But flowers are what I personally really find to be exciting. From April to October, we grow and sell seasonal cut flowers doing all the work ourselves from seeding to delivery. When you purchase from us you are getting only fresh, long-lasting, distinctive, locally and sustainably grown flowers.
My family lives on 60 acres, 20 minutes south of Bloomington, Indiana in the town of Heltonville. Most of our property is hilly and heavily forested. We are also lucky enough to have a small fields for sheep and a four acre pond. The diversity of habitats allows us to encourage biodiversity and habitat for native birds. As well as farming, we also publish virtues and interfaith products which we produce primarily in our barn.
I farm pretty much from the time the sun comes up until I need to shift gears and start other jobs each morning at 10 am. In addition to running the farm, our family operates Bahai Resources and Interfaith Resources and the newest business I’m so proud of – Virtues101.com. Farm and nursery products are sold under the name Glorious Daylily Farm and taxes for all endeavors are paid under our parent company name Special Ideas Inc.Every year I try to grow more, grow better and become more efficient. I want to prove that one person working just a few hours a day can produce more than the year before.
Thank you for your support. -Karen Saint Rain