The journey from where we have been to where we are now is a long one and we are grateful for all the lessons learned along the way. The original idea to become a mini-farm came shortly after Brad and Stacy Fisk purchased a home on one acre in Fallon, Nevada in 2007. From 2007 to 2014 it was lessons learned after lessons learned on gardening, growing organically, and practicing permaculture principles and embracing permaculture ethics, Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share.
Near the end of 2013, our family faced a serious medical issue. 2014 brought with her hard lessons and one after another they kept coming and each new lesson felt more painful and challenging than the first. By the middle of 2016, we learned the most obvious yet easily forgotten lessons, what is truly most important...living. It was followed by improved health accompanied by grief over losing everything we worked so hard to build over the past 25 years together.
In 2017 life transitioned back to lesson after lesson on growing, getting familiar with medicinal herbs and adapting them to be portable, so in the event, we had to pick up and move from our rental, the plants could be easily transported.
The Fisk Farm was officially established in 2018 and we participated in our first seedling sales in Fallon and Reno. The sales were a surprising success and we learned that we had a high quality and desirable product. We planted twice as many seedlings the second year, sold a truck-load but over 800 remained. They were tucked away in our garden in their portable pots waiting to sink their roots into good soil.
In July of 2019, the opportunity to purchase a new home surfaced and we packed up our plants in September and moved to the "Fisk Herb Farm", our forever mini-farm on the Carson River, where we hope in the future you will learn some lessons with us on how to grow, process and use medicinal herbs.