Amy Newday grew up on a small southwestern Michigan dairy farm. Her fascination with the natural world led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Biology, emphasizing ecology, plant pathology and integrated pest management. Her passions include compost, poetry, and her favorite farm tool, the broadfork.
John Edgerton lives and farms near Martin, MI. His forty years of growing experience includes market gardens, preservation gardens, and community gardens. He’s passionate about preserving the diversity and deliciousness of our vegetable heritage and saving seeds from heirloom varieties that grow particularly well in Southwest Michigan.
Co-founder and Harvest of Joy Farmer Emeritus: Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Diane Glenn cultivates her love for nature and growing healthy foods by experimenting with organic growing methods and time-saving techniques for feeding family and friends. Nutrition and exercise have always been important to her and she expresses that passion through gardening and by teaching Yoga.
Bud is responsible for farm hospitality. He doesn’t quite understand why the farmers get so excited over plants and produce, but he loves to visit with CSA members when they come to pick up their shares at the farm. In his spare time, he enjoys chasing rabbits and napping.
The Ducker-Doodles patrol the garden for slugs, contribute their poop to the compost pile, and provide comic relief. They are partial to curly kale and find nothing in the world more wonderful than a pool of fresh water.