Beth & Nathan Corymb
Beth and Nathan Corymb farm the land that Beth’s grandparents homesteaded, and where Beth grew up. Like many rural Americans, she left home young, but “always held the dream and long-term goal of returning home to bring organic and biodynamic agriculture to this special piece of Mother Earth.” After farming together in internships in Camphill Villages in the early 1980’s, Beth and Nathan knew agriculture was their chosen path. They committed themselves to sustainable farming early on. “We both trained biodynamically, which is a whole farm approach with the garden integrated in the farm. We love nature and wanted to see Nature supported in the farming practices,” says Beth.
Their inspiration to grow seed, and their training, began with a life time membership in the Seed Savers Exchange, followed by Nathan’s internships at Sativa biodynamic seed (Switzerland) and Bingenheim biodynamic seed (Germany) in the early 1990’s. A reduction in the availability of favorite varieties strengthened their motivations to grow seed. These aspirations have been realized, as the Corymbs began farming the site in 2010 and their farm is now certified Organic and Demeter Certified Biodynamic for seed growing. They are working to develop a demonstration biodynamic farm combining seed growing, Community Supported Agriculture, biodynamic training and social work. They produce seed, vegetables and heirloom livestock.
You never know what Beth and Nathan will have in store. Check out their profile to see what Meadowlark Hearth is offering up this month.
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