Emily Gaines spent a number of years teaching in the California public school system before leaving to pursue farming.
As a credentialed teacher working in Title one schools she had become increasingly disillusioned with the traditional public school systems. And their bility to reach the students who need the most help. Emily is Raising a son with severe learning disabilities. She is personally aware of how significantly the school system can fail students who are not traditionally successful.
Emily earned her bachelor’s degree at California State University, Sacramento.
As a farmer Emily has continued to find joy in teaching. Working on the board of her local beekeepers association to encourage volunteers in the classroom, mentoring new growers as they embark on their own farming journey. Plus writing guides and articles to help others grow. She is deeply committed to helping the next generation of agricultural enthusiasts. And helping them to find their calling and their confidence.
Emily loves gardening and runs her own farm. Her specialty is microgreens and edible flowers.
She has a young son who has demonstrated to Emily first hand the impact that gardening has on a young mind. Emily is a great lover of all sciences. She frequently tries out new and fun experiements while working her farm to share with students across the world.
Emily loves all living things and you will frequently hear poultry of all different variety on her end of the phone. Herself and her son like to raise them and consider them members of the family. Plus, its great exercise for the little one when the turkeys wake up feeling like they want race!
Being an excuisite leader, she is the main lead on many of our growing techniques and guides!