WHO IS THE PATIO FARMER?
Farmer Erin got her bread and butter farm education while working on a 20-acre Certified Organic production farm in northwestern Pennsylvania. She has worked on an urban farm in central London, an organic farm in eastern Iceland and several local farms in Charlotte and Concord. For 2 seasons, Erin was the Farm Manager at the Urban Farm at Garinger High School in east Charlotte.
Since 2017, Erin has owned and operated The Patio Farmer where she gets to apply her knowledge and passion for growing food in a creative and supportive way, helping individuals and businesses across the Charlotte area!
Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Global Studies from Appalachian State University and a Master of Arts in Global Ethics and Human Values from King’s College London. Her desire is that more people understand where food comes from so they may be better global citizens. Change starts with the individual!
Erin and her boyfriend, Marshall, currently operate a 1-acre homestead in northwest Charlotte with goats, chickens, honeybees, vermicomposting system, a healthy compost pile and of course, 8 raised beds, a massive container garden and a hobby greenhouse for overwintering all the tropical fruits.
Outside of food production, you can find Erin at an auction or antique mall, dabbling in home projects, researching the next addition to the homestead, traveling (equal parts beach bum and mountain momma), eating delicious food, and cuddling all of her sweet pups!