Interview with Bea Kunz of SageHill Farms and Vintage Store

" Meet Bea Kunz ~ Earthwise Editor"

Meet Bea Kunz ~ EARTHWISE EDITOR. Bea Joined our team in September of 2007. Bea Kunz, owns and operates Sage Hill Farms. A Sustainable farm project that grew out of Bea’s desire to return to her childhood roots of living on a farm, and her growing concern for our earth and our food sources. Bea has farming roots that span generations. Along with her recent study and training under a Master Gardener and Herbalist she has undertaken the Sage Hill Farms project with dedication and a determination to make her part of the earth a healthier place to live and to pass on to the next generation. Bea also works in the area of teaching others how to live and practice a sustainable lifestyle.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
With my hubby Mike, I own and work a sustainable herb farm, located in the beautiful state of Tennessee. I retired from my first career in 2000….(pre-school/daycare)
I grew up on a farm in the 40’s/50’s and am very happy to be back in the dirt! I’m the mother of 2 sons, 3 grandsons, and a very large and close family. My community is just an extension of my family, it is only as good as I help make it.

What do you enjoy most about your profession?
Freedom to be creative with my time. This is one thing among many, but it covers a lot.

What was your vision for starting your own company?
To educate all the young members of my family and other family’s, in the truth, of a healthier way to live.

Tell us about the organizations your company supports?
We have a Lifeline Thread that keeps tabs on the needs in our community, while we don’t make public, the names of the person or family in need , we have a system that allows anyone who wishes to take the responsibility, to do so, and still leave the person in need with some dignity.

This year we have chosen a family with 4 children who has had many unexpected setbacks during the last year. We will feed them from our gardens during the growing season and supply as much as we can for the winter months of 2007, by means of teaching them how to dry and freeze foods that will still be nutritious.

What life event or incident made you choose to support them?
We all are aware that every day, children and adults go to bed hungry. I accepted a long time ago that it isn’t my job to judge the “why” of any given situation. It is my job to help when and where I can.

From where do you draw inspiration?
Honestly, I accepted, at a very young age, the teachings of God, the Bible, and the instructions laid out for those who accept the gift. My inspiration comes from knowing I am giving back in a manner that is expected of me. It also comes from watching others do the same, especially my own children and family.

What one thing would you like to learn this year?
How to better impact others in self-understanding.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
WOW !   That is a biggie…still in my gardens, doing my thing.

Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Take time to know who you really are and where you wish to land, it will make the journey so much easier and eventful.

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