This field was harvested of mature pine trees in 2014 by Larry Stevens, and de-stumped and graded nicely by the Locke Brothers of West Cornwall. My plan is be sustainable and organic. My herb seeds and all plugs being purchased are organic and, McEnroe organic compost will be applied to the beds, along with limestone and sand. The row beds will follow the contour of the slope and be mulched with sustainable materials. Why did I choose Buck Mountain Herbs for a name? According to the geographic maps, our land is a promontory at the base of Buck Mountain to our North, which protects this field from the harsh North winds.
I have a B.S. Degree in Environmental Horticulture from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UCONN in Storrs, CT. I grew up on a nursery, which my mother managed as a landscaper, in Glastonbury, CT. She grew up living with her grandparents, owners of James J. Kelley Nurseries of New Canaan, CT. I have always enjoyed gardening, landscaping and the folklore and traditions of herb gardening.
Once I saw this field I knew it was time to do something I have always wanted to do: start a small herb business!!!