Nestled in Cresaptown, Maryland, Stacey Householder, a devoted mom, homeschooling parent, and the heartbeat of a family farm, shares her story of growth and connection with Rise Gardens. Beyond the foliage and flourishing crops, Stacey's journey is woven with threads of family, resilience, and the joy found in gardening.
Stacey's Gardening Heritage
Stacey's roots in gardening trace back to the mountainside town of Frostburg, where her grandpa tended to a garden that left an indelible mark on her childhood. "Gardening runs in my blood," she reminisces, recalling the bounty of fruits and vegetables gracing her grandpa's yard. While she wishes she had learned more from him as an adult, those memories form the soil of her own gardening journey.
A Year of Transformation
The turning point came in 2020, a year of challenges for the world. Stacey and her husband, eager to take control of their food sources, decided to embark on a journey of self-sufficiency. "We wanted to start growing our own food," Stacey explains. A Facebook post introduced her to Rise Gardens, and after researching, they eagerly ordered the 2-level family garden, marking the beginning of a transformative chapter.
Gardening on the Family Farm
Rise Making an Impact
Stacey envisions Rise Gardens as a catalyst for change in families like hers—those with limited space but a deep desire for homegrown produce. Her advice to new gardeners is grounded in practicality and experience: "Don’t plant more than what you can handle, research any plant you plan to grow, and don’t grow what you or your family doesn’t eat."
In the spirit of the 'Why I Rise' campaign, Stacey leaves us with a personal mantra that echoes through the rows of their family farm: "Give it to God, and the rest will fall into place." Her Rise Gardens journey is not just about cultivating plants; it's about nurturing a family farm and finding joy in the everyday magic of gardening.