Growing up, I watched my grandmother nurture her garden and her rose beds in the warmer months. She made elixirs and tonics for the skin and body, always emphasizing to me the power and importance of going to nature for self care. This love for the natural world became stronger while I was living on the Oregon Coast. There, I found a sense of self and a deep connection to the world around me while spending time outdoors.
This interest led to taking a break from college in 2011 to get my certification in esthetics from the Aveda Institute in Portland. I wasn’t sure exactly how I would use this education, because finishing my college degree was still a top priority. I just knew that it fascinated me and I wanted to learn more.
Now that I have the time and space, I have decided to share my passion and knowledge through my business, Harvest Moon Flora.
My family has lived and farmed in Weber County, Utah since the 1850s. Through running Harvest Moon, I will be going back to my family’s agrarian roots in the area, working the same land they worked.
This year, I have officially embarked on my first year flower farming, which I am looking forward to as an experimental year. My intention is to bring something unique to Weber County, by producing local, sustainably grown cut flowers, and all natural, small batch floral tonics made with the best ingredients available.
My hope is that my flowers and tonics can enliven, brighten and bring joy to others like they have for me.