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Join us at the Freeport Farmer's Market in Freeport, Maine on Friday, August 19th!!
Join us at the Freeport Farmer's Market in Freeport, Maine on Friday, August 19th!!

La Finca in Bowdoinham, Maine

Alexandra Carmona-Arellano has been growing for nearly a decade and is currently focusing on growing/wild harvesting over a dozen medicinal herbs and dye plants.

“I want to always keep my heart and mind open. Open to learning new practices, techniques and ideas. I am continuing to learn how to grow organically, regeneratively and sustainably. 

I love working with flora and materials that are already naturally present in my environments, and I opt to use/utilize these whenever I have access and ability. I incorporate organic matter that helps to enrich our living soil (leaf/branch matter, compost, hay/straw, ashes, seaweed, comfrey, nitrogen rich cover cropping, wood chips, etc.) I use homemade, potent teas that I make from organic fertilizers and local flora to feed our plants. 

We have a small free-range flock of chickens and a few ducks, so we use their byproducts to enrich our soils/gardens. My focus over the last few years has been learning how to restore/build living organic soil. So, this has been a slow-moving, but fruitful journey in this facet of farming.

[Healing plants] support me, and they always show up at the right times. I consider myself a lifetime learner, and I am always diving deeper and looking to broaden my understanding of the gifts they offer us. I know them to be intelligent beings, and I cherish the knowledge they share with me and I feel honored to be their steward.”

Alexandra hopes to bring her magic, open heart, love and natural gifts to the MHF collaborative. She hopes to gain a fuller connection within her communities and learn more about being a good steward of the land. She is excited to join something that is so “beautiful and powerful."

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