Green Earth has moved to our new location on the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo range on the eastern side of the San Luis Valley. Archaic Orchard & perennial herb gardens are located at 8200 feet adjacent to the Sangre de Cristo wilderness.. Our rich soils, pure air, water flowing from the mountains, and intense high altitude climate produces potent herbs, tender vegetables and sweet fruit and berries. A permaculture farm, we have planted over 50 fruit trees, raspberries, strawberries, and many perennial herbs, vegetables and fruiting bushes. We continue to be certified organic.
Green Earth Farm is co-managed by founders Thomas and Lillian McCracken, who both have extensive backgrounds in sustainable agriculture and a long term commitment to environmental preservation. Thomas was a founding member of Healing Light, a holistic health community dedicated to the education and practice of alternative healing and organic farming. He was also a senior partner in Cottage Industries, a forestry collective responsible for thousands of acres of reforestation throughout the U.S.
Lillian has been a student and practitioner of the healing arts with a focus on herbalism since the late 1960s. She has studied with many of the leading herbal practitioners and traditional healers of our time. She joined Tom in his life work at Healing Light and Cottage Industries when they met at Healing Waters, an alternative health retreat and education center. They later created Green Earth Forestry to continue their work of reforestation.
In 1986 they were managers of the World Garden project in Crestone, Colorado. The following year they started Green Earth Farm and became founding members of the Colorado Organic Producers’ Association. We are proud to be entering our 30th year of organic production in the valley.
During Lillian’s many years of training and personal experiance with herbs she has created 2 lines of products that nourish and heal the body and soul. The A’Terra line consists of skin care products such as Cremes, Lotions and Balms, and the Earth Garden Botanical line of herbal tea blends for everyday enjoyment or occasional discomfort and specific use.