"There is great satisfaction and value in growing your own food." - Amy Elbe
Amy grew up helping her parents grow vegetables, fruits, and herbs and raising chickens. She has now passed this tradition of growing most of the household's food onto her own
With help from a WROF scholarship, Amy is earning a degree in horticulture with a certificate in organic agriculture at
UW-Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Amy hopes to establish an organic farm in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin and create a sustainable business by allowing paying guests to stay on her farm. She envisions the farm being run like an Airbnb, giving people opportunities to see firsthand the operations of an organic farm. Small groups of children or adults can learn about growing their own food and eating local, healthy food. Amy hopes to grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, and
poultry - but on a larger scale.
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