Author Archives: thefarmlife

What Does “Know Better, Do Better” Really Mean?

I do not fault the individual level for the “earth slaying” problem before us. I fault the collective. Gently, at that. Much of our behavior lures behind misunderstanding or lack of information. That’s why I call for each of you to join me in educating others. Most just don’t know or understand the impact behind […]

Need a Vegetable Garden Design?

when i first started this business six years ago, i was fresh out of cornell’s permaculture ECO MIMICRY design school. I spent the first two years designing vegetable gardens and edible/ecological landscapes for the local community. Back then the company was called Seasoned Gardens. Then, I moved to the country, went to functional medicine school […]

Make Your Own Elderberry Gummies!

The flu is the furthest thing from fun, but getting prepared to fight it off can be! Today during farm school, we decided to break some rules and play with our food!! I guess it’s okay if you’re building up your immune system, right? Using our Elderberry Herbal Syrup Kit and gelatin, we whipped up […]

What is Ancestral Health?

Evolution is defined simply as change over time. When we (Ashley & Liz) reference “our ancestors,” we are referring to humans living before modern societies. We try to steer away from firm historical timelines and instead focus on pre- and post- modern times. We simply want to lay out the successes of “before” to find […]

A “Way of Life” Immune System

What do I mean by a “way of life” immune system? Lifestyle choices impact your immune system waaaaay more than a magic supplement or tonic. First, a quick overview of your immune system… Light Overview of Your Immune System Your immune system is your body’s most important surveillance system, protecting it from outside invaders and […]

How to Be a Better A**hole

Often my friends ask me, “Ashley. How do you do that? You just don’t seem to care about so many things! And the things you do care about, you care deeply and passionately.” I respond, “I try to be the nicest asshole ever. If someone or something is not on my “give a f**k list, […]