About Garden Fairy Farm
Garden Fairy Farm is a family farm and nursery on beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington State. We specialize in heirloom and open-pollinated vegetables and flowers, wild flowers, herbs, and scented geraniums. We are passionate about preserving biodiversity in gardens, protecting the world’s ecosystems, and saving both wild and domestic species of pollinators.
Our small but diverse farm has five acres. Three of those acres are field where we work with intensive and vertical growing techniques in some ares and permaculture in others. We also share our farm with chickens, ducks, geese, and goats. The other two acres are untouched woodland with a rich diversity of Pacific Northwest native plants and animals.
We are a no-till farm and grow all our plants without the use of chemicals. Our nursery plants are only fed organic fertilizers and grown without peat moss or other amendments whose harvesting can damage wild ecosystems. Our menagerie of critters are primarily kept as pets but they also provide the fertilizer for the plants grown in our field.
We do not sell berry plants or fruit trees, but we grow a wide variety of fruits, berries, and some nuts on our farm and have worked with these types of plants for decades. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions about edible shrubs or trees, or any other plant for that matter. We love sharing our knowledge with fellow gardeners.
Who is Garden Fairy Farm?
Garden Fairy Farm is owned and operated by me, Amanda Ann Larson.
I’ve spent the better part of every year out in a garden since I was riding around in baby carrier while my mom planted beans and picked strawberries in our backyard. I became interested in plant propagation early on, starting all kinds of odd plants in my bedroom windowsill, using the top of my iguana’s tank to provide bottom heat for some of the trickier species. As I started more and more plants, my dad and I setup lights in our daylight basement until he built our first greenhouse.
Over the years, we expanded the amount of land we worked and greatly diversified the types of plants we grew. When we moved to Whidbey Island, we added additional greenhouses, a berry patch, a small orchard, and the animals that provide us with all the natural fertilizer we need.
Along with the knowledge I’ve gained from personal experience, I collect gardening books ranging from the 1800s to modern books, and was a Master Gardner with WSU when we lived closer to the city. I’ve volunteered at public gardeners and with public education on gardening. Whether or not you’re interested in our plants, I would love to help you make your garden the best it can be.