Rachel Tayse is an urban farmer in Columbus, Ohio. Her 2-acre homestead includes permaculture gardens, backyard chickens, an organic vegetable plot and honeybees. Rachel practices land-sharing, alternative education and mindfulness to bring the restorative power of real food to the broader world.
Rachel's farming experience includes eight years as an organic farmer seller at central Ohio farmers markets, and three years of solo operating a small-scale seedling and produce farm. As an educator, Rachel has facilitated courses on sustainable agriculture topics such as farm planning, seed starting, grant funding, and farmer wellness for groups of all ages and sizes since 2010. Rachel has worked for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) and Produce Perks Midwest in sustainable food system roles.