1 ELIZABETH CLORE
Bushy Tail Farm, Saxapahaw, NC
Elizabeth is a former research biologist from Boston. When her definitions of success did not map with the available careers in science, she began to research how to create a sustainable agriculture business on her family’s 200-year-old farmstead in North Carolina that had sat untouched for decades. Now she grows a variety of vegetables, raises chickens for eggs, and says this is the first job she’s ever had that she can’t stop thinking about.
2 MICHAELE BLAKELY
Growing Things Farm, Carnation, WA
This former schoolteacher owns and operates a small polyculture farm producing fruits, vegetables, pastured pork, goats’ milk soap, and more.
3 SUZANNE NELSON
Haw River Ranch, Saxapahaw, NC
Suzanne is a former Capitol Hill journalist who approaches each day on her grass-fed meat and dairy farm with the same careful thought, passion, and energy she used to bring to her writing.
4 CHRISTINA MILLER
Greenbow Farm, Ellensburg, WA
Christina started her career in the arts, but she now farms grass-fed meats and creates yarn and sheepskin rugs from the fleece of her sheep. She still draws on her art degree by visually communicating to her customers why she farms.
Rachel is Conscious Company’s resident words wrangler, in charge of all editorial content. Before joining the CCM in April 2016, Rachel spent nearly 5 years as a print and digital editor on the award-winning team at BACKPACKER magazine. Her freelance writing and radio reporting has appeared in a variety of national publications, including Issues in Science & Technology, Yoga Journal, Paste Magazine, Pacifica Radio, and Wired, where she was a fellow in 2011. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction writing from Goucher College, studied linguistics and computer science at Duke University, and is a certified yoga teacher.