Here in Southwest New Mexico, Chelsea Rittchen and Gabriel Feldman have been combining their accumulated farming and wild harvesting practices learned from various ecosystems and cultures around the world. After joining forces in 2011 they learned in their early years as a team that well known annual crops in the area suffered greater threats from pests, and required more soil amending and water.
Inspired by their love of wildcrafting (both on their land and in the surrounding Gila National Forest), Gabriel and Chelsea decided to shift their focus to establish beloved native and adapted perennials on their land, and to try and share this passion through propagating many of these native plants and sharing them with local community. Please explore the Honey Hawk Nursery page on this site to learn more about these plant neighbors!
Besides growing, harvesting, and processing food, Chelsea and Gabriel have many other projects and interests in becoming self sufficient and caring for an off grid homestead. From shelter building, to animal husbandry, to the various crafting methods they are called to, Honey Hawk Homestead is excited to share their joint enthusiasm for the skills they feel keep them connected to their health, their space and sense of self.
This website hopes to be a platform to share our enthusiasm, both for plants, and for sustainable living techniques. We hope to eventually sell seeds and other wildcrafted and cultivated products from this site. Please check back regularly as this site hopes to provide continued inspiration! If interested, we also encourage you to sign up to our mailing list on the Resources and Contact page.
Blessings to you!