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Natural Ways Homesteaders

Zach English - Zach is owner and manager of the farm. He moved to the area at the start of 2016 for the sole purpose of starting the homestead adventure. He is a huge anchor in the happenings of most aspects of the farm. With endless creativity and experience, an ever-growing business mind and facilitation skills (with ambition to boot), Natural Ways truly wouldn't be what it is without him. Although it takes a village to support a farm, the planning, business running, and daily chores and ground work is done by Zach. Having worked in the culinary scene before farming he brings the kitchen to the farm and cooks for our farm to table dinners. In his own words "I just want to connect with others, and I love how farming and cooking can do just that!"

Casey and Cara Gumm - Casey and Cara were married in the beginning of 2009. Cara is Zach's cousin. Since then they have been working towards the dream of owning and farming their own land. They now have six kids and purchased the 35 acres that is being transformed into the new Natural Ways Homestead home site. They have seen dreams come true and have known the sacrifice that often comes with that. The Homestead is still a massive vision-in-process, but they are both committed to working hard and seeing it bloom.

Jether English - Jether's burning passion to create a self sustaining permaculture environment, in many ways, led to the start of Natural Ways Homestead. His enthusiasm has been a fire for research and implementation for many aspects of the farm. Jether is Cara's brother and, therefore, also cousin to Zachariah. His farming experience and zeal paired with his hard working mentality are truly an irreplaceable part of the homestead.

Joel English - Joel is Jether's and Cara's brother. Joel has a great scientific mind and has proven to be a desirable fountain of ideas and wisdom. He enjoys researching and learning about all things agriculture. Joel is running the compost business  and is playing an important role in the planning and developing of Natural Ways.