We both have deep roots on the Island. David started coming here with his family when he was 6 and Faith grew up here, in a little house her family built, in her great grandparents old alfalfa field. David was a commercial fisherman in Alaska. He is the visionary who planted the 1,000+ trees in the hedgerow, built the yoga studio, the sauna, etc. David raised two daughters on the farm (Ani in highschool and Vilina, off at college). Faith left the island to go live in the city and returned after 18 years away. We met 5 years ago and as they say “the rest is history”!

On the farm David’s passion is compost. He runs the only Department of Ecology approved on-farm composting facility in the County. We are proud to divert yard debris from the burn pile and keep that fertility bio-available by turning it into compost. Faith manages most of the gardens, the hoophouse and has a soft spot for pigs. Both of us enjoy the animals- the Murray Grey cattle and the pigs.

We are committed to living solutions to climate change and you will see many ways that this has influenced the design and managment choices on the farm. The Field House is a passive solar design and all the new buildings have high efficiency standards. We installed 9.5 KW photovoltaic array in 2013 and are able to meet most of our power needs. The compost facility is focused around diverting waste from burn piles and putting that carbon back into the soil where it can promote vitality, feed the plants and us! We rotionally graze our cattle to promote carbon sequestration in the soil.
We are committed to sharing this beautiful place with the local Lopez community and beyond through the yoga studio, public walking trails and occasional community events.

David and Faith

David and Faith