About Our Founder Garth
In 1975 permaculturalist
Garth Bowles gave away all his possessions and went on a
5-year pilgrimage across America to establish a place where people could come together and share their hearts, their brilliance and their love, creating a harmonic coexistence between man and the natural world. Garth, 76 years now resides in the same tepee he set up on his property since the day he arrived in 1982.
Garth lives with the land by harmonizing with it. His hands tell a story of the decades of life he has led, and of his hard work and passion for the land. His dedication has transformed the landscape by establishing fruit trees, grains, plants, flowers and ponds enjoyed by frogs, fish and birds; creating a place where people can come together and share their hearts, their brilliance and their love, in harmonic coexistence with the natural world.