Deb has been obsessed with food for as long as she can remember. She was always known for bringing bags of veggies to school for lunch. Her first idea of rebellion as a teenager was to get an "Eat Your Veggies" tattoo (she didn't do it-but it's still a dream!)
She studied Biology at Whitman College, fell in love with bees and studied pollination behavior and small scale agriculture for her senior thesis.
After college, she worked in Outdoor Education and began to think more about where her food came from. Shopping at grocery stores started to feel overwhelming as she tried to decipher labels and make more informed choices. Buying Organic became a priority but was very expensive for a traveling young adult. Then, she discovered Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF) and decided to volunteer for a summer on a small family farm.
Her life changed forever after that. She continued working on farms for the next 4 years as an intern, then as a farm manager. From New Mexico to Colorado, North Carolina to Washington, she continued to devour knowledge and experiences wherever she could, with the ultimate goal of starting her own farm.
She moved to Wenatchee in 2012 and founded Radix Farm in 2015. Now, the focus is on growing a diversity of annual vegetables and fruits. She is also developing educational opportunities to expand Radix Farm's reach into the young Wenatchee community and help grow awesome leaders for our future.