Jayme's Bio

Jayme grew up in south Alabama on Mobile Bay. She attended the University of South Alabama where she earned a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She attended Auburn University, where she completed her Masters Degree in Horticulture in 2004. After graduating she began assisting farmers in Chambers County, designing organic field and winter greenhouse operations. In 2006 she moved to Notasulga, Alabama, and started Mahone Creek Farm, where she grew Certified Naturally Grown vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, rabbits and poultry, and sustainably harvested wild chanterelles, oyster mushrooms and various herbs. In 2008, while farming, she started working part time with Alabama Water Watch, training Alabama Citizens to monitor the water quality of their local lakes and streams. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Water Watch Association since 2008. In 2010, through a contract with Heifer International, Jayme was hired by Global Water Watch to work with Heifer International animal recipients to use farming practices to improve their crop yields while improving soil health and protecting water quality. She worked with farmers in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ecuador, and the United States. In 2012, after Jayme had her son, Owen, she decided to form a not for profit organization catering to farmers and gardeners in the southeast United States. Jayme is a Certified Crop Advisor.