The Spring House is just a tiny part of the earth – 1/3 of an acre and a home.
At first glance, it appears to be a simple home in a neighborhood that might be found any where, but The Spring House is a place with a story to tell.
It is a place of creativity, growing and healing that we share with all of our relatives: the flora, the fauna, the earth and our human friends and family. It is a place of living on the edges. Most importantly, it is a place of peace and love.
Since moving here in late 2018, The Spring House has slowly been in the process of transforming from a typical 1950’s neighborhood suburban home, to its current status as a botanical sanctuary and urban farm.
Although this parcel is small, we have everything from dense shade under a narrow strip of woodland in the back, to full sun in the front yard where we grow most of our food, as well as a little of everything in between. This great diversity in a small space allows us to grow a wide variety of plants and trees.
The Spring House is a little corner of the world that we hope to tend well, as we share it with you.
From the Heliconian Muses let us begin to sing,
Who hold the great and holy mount of Helicon,
And dance on soft feet about the deep-blue spring…
When they have washed their tender bodies…
In the Horse’s Spring…
Make their fair, lovely dances upon highest Helicon…
and utter their song with lovely voice.
– Hesiod, Theogony and Works and Days