The Smith Family
Ten years ago, we as a family began to reevaluate everything—our health, our time, our priorities, our ideas of success. We also began to reconsider our relationship to the earth—its health, its food sources, and our stewardship of them. We wanted to reacquaint ourselves with nature through agriculture in a traditional farm setting. From this time of reordering came a place called WonderTree.
WonderTree is a working farm where our family became reacquainted with the wonder of life, growth, and the mysteries of nature. It is also where we learned about food’s unique placement as a means of land and human health. It became our mission to remain connected to the land we were helping to heal.
Over the years, we have extended an invitation to our community to share in this mission through Farm Days, glamping, and our on-farm market. When people visit WonderTree or sit down to a meal with one of our pastured meats, we believe much more is happening than mere tourism or eating. We believe people are sharing in a calling to improve the health of people, land, and animals.
The Jackson Family
In similar fashion, we became a part of WonderTree after setting goals for our growing family. Reflecting on health, community, and work ethic we wanted to provide an environment for our family centered on visceral experiences at home, work, and during recreation. We understood the importance of connection to our land, community, and food, but we were unsure how to incorporate all of these things into a cohesive style of life.
This is how WonderTree entered our lives.
In the Fall of 2019, after a scheduled 30-minute cup of coffee turned into a 6-hour vision casting session, it was clear we were on a shared path with the Smiths. Eager to create this lifestyle for our family and provide an environment of positive impact for our community, we became permanent fixtures on the farm.
Our family’s goal at WonderTree is to create a long-lasting, reliable sources of positive connections for the community and sustainable growth as more families become members of the WonderTree Calling.