Address: 434 Woodmere Dr, Garland TX 75043
Areas Of Expertise:
Farm to School
Farm to Table
Health & Nutrition
Marketing / Social Media
Organic / Certifications
About Us / Asteri Acres History: Howdy! I'm Jackie, From Dallas Texas. I'm a Permaculture/Organic Gardener & aspiring Farmer. I've been interested in herbs and aromatherapy for 12 years or so, started gardening about 7 years ago, in hopes of having fragrant herb gardens, but switched focus to food during the great recession.
My husband's family all grow their own food, so they were a huge inspiration. Other important figures (to me) are Jimmy Carter, Dr Shiva Vandana, Joe Salatin, Dirt! The Movie, The Venus Project & Nature itself.
We're in a suburb of Dallas & built our first raised bed in the Fall of 2009. It was a really mild winter with many many leafy greens! Soon after, we built six more raised beds for the coming spring. We've now converted almost our entire plot to herbs, food, or edible flowers, with an emphasis on perennials & permaculture. In 2013, I completed the Dallas County Master Gardeners course with flying colors!
We've always used organic method, and 99% of our plants are heirlooms. We get most seeds from Seed Savers Exchange or Botanical Interests. Our pride & joys are the 2 year old Cascade Hops & we were successful in growing corn this year (third times a charm)! We've raised rabbits for fertilizer and currently have a worm farm that is very happy. Chickens are coming SOON.
The best thing about growing food & flowers? SHARING! I LOVE delivering a basket of goodies to my neighbors, words fail to describe the connection, the satisfaction, the JOY of a homegrown tomato you KNOW is going to be appreciated for what it is - miraculous, delicious, a thing of beauty & pleasure.
Future plans for Asteri Acres (an aspirational name for now) include rain water collecting barrels, chickens & more raised beds!
Other projects Asteri Acres supports:
FOOD IS FREE PROJECT
GROWN FOOD NOT LAWNS
ORGANIC CONSUMER ASSOCIATION