About Us

Our Mission and Passion

Welcome to The Grow Network! In case we’re meeting for the first time, we’d like you to know that we’re the online home of a global network of people who produce their own food and medicine 

… The coolest backyard researchers on Earth (not that we like to brag 😉 )!

We’re constantly sharing, discovering, and working together to test new paths for sustainable living—while reconnecting with “the old ways” that seem to be slipping away too quickly in our modern world.

Our catalyzing statement (the thing that gets us up every morning) is “Home Grown Food On Every Table!” We value soil, water, sunlight, simplicity, sustainability, usefulness, and freedom. And we strive to be the most useful site on the web for producing, preparing, and preserving your own food and medicine.

We are open to all religions, diets, and political parties. And we grow food for many reasons, including health, spirituality, preparedness … and just for fun!

Join us, won’t you? And let’s learn how to grow food and medicine, together!

Meet Marjory Wildcraft

The Grow Network’s founder, Marjory Wildcraft has been featured as an expert in sustainable living by National Geographic, and she is the host of the annual Home Grown Food Summit, which reaches hundreds of thousands of viewers every year.

She is best known for her DVD series Grow Your Own Groceries, which has over a half million copies in use by homesteaders, foodies, preppers, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.

Beloved for her humorous, non-judgmental, get ’er done style, Marjory and her husband, Dave, are raising two teenagers in Central Texas. When she’s not building an online network, being “Mom,” and tending her family’s food supply, Marjory loves playing, running, doing gymnastics, skateboarding, acquiring skills from the Paleolithic era (yes, she is part cavewoman!), and experimenting with anything and everything related to food production and sustainability.

The Grow Team

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Anthony Tamayo

Director of Video Production

Favorite Vegetable: Artichoke

Anthony Tamayo is an Austin Texas based photographer, filmmaker, and producer.

In 1994 Anthony moved to Los Angeles with $500 dollars in his pocket and a dream to be a photographer. He was immediately greeted with an earthquake.

He then spent the next 20 years working at the highest level of the industry as General Manager for SmashBox Studios, studio owner, producer, and assistant. During this time he was fortunate enough to work with and learn from some of the best creators in the world.

Anthony Tamayo, currently resides in Austin Texas with his amazing wife Jeanne, their dog Wolfgang, Ichi the cat, and five chickens.

Sharon Porter

Director of Operations

Favorite Vegetable: Spinach


A designer at heart, Sharon is tasked with (and obsessed with) creating and refining products and processes for The Grow Network. Having run her own architectural practice in Taos NM for almost 20 years, Sharon knows the power of building a strong foundation before putting up a sustainable structure . . . and this extends to creating and implementing a master-plan for The Grow Network’s vision of “Home Grown Food on Every Table”.

Also a  Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Sharon contributes her holistic health wisdom to The Grow Network’s information offerings, and supports the health and well-being of the team members.

On a day to day basis Sharon facilitates communication, focus and prioritization within the organization, and provides leadership, management and accountability for the team. She also manages the pool of affiliate referral partners, and produces The Grow Network’s Summits.

Sharon lives with her husband in the beautiful alpine desert of Durango CO. When not glued to the keyboard, Sharon is an avid skier, hiker, yogini, dancer, chef and gardener.

Jimerson Adkins

Director of Technical Operations

Favorite Vegetable: Garlic

With a background in technology and marketing, Jimerson combined his passion for homesteading and the outdoors with a wish to make a change in the world and joined The Grow Network family.

As the official TGN geek, Jimerson isn’t (always) found playing video games or watching Star Trek in his downtime; he can also be caught woodworking, cooking, biking, hiking, and watching his Corgi herd rabbits and chickens around the yard.

He has a great understanding of the importance of Real Food for every human. Jimerson is passionate about a vision that fuses technology and simplicity to allow people from any walk of life to grow their own food.

Jimerson resides in West Texas with his 10-year-old twins, fiancée, two cats, dog, 7* rabbits, 6* chickens, and a yearning to escape the desert.

* Rabbit and chicken numbers may vary

Nikki Follis

Director of Customer Success

Favorite Vegetable: Cauliflower

Nikki comes to The Grow Network with nearly two decades of combined customer service and teaching experience. She has a consistent reputation for actively listening and working hard to ensure every customer is content.

As an avid researcher and a lifetime student, Nikki loves the opportunity to hear what others are doing to better themselves naturally while learning about and testing theories of various homesteading tools and techniques. Nikki feels privileged to work with people who are looking to make a difference in their life through sustainable living.

Nikki currently resides in Michigan with her husband and three sons who share an appreciation for what the four season’s offer outdoors including great hunting and fishing, off-road trails, sand dunes, and waterfalls. Nikki also enjoys gardening, raising chickens and honey bees, and tapping maple trees for her family’s annual supply of maple syrup.

Casey Cash

Affiliate Manager

Favorite Vegetable: Radish

Hailing from the thriving metropolis that is Washoe, Montana (population: 17 as of the 2016 Census), Casey is the newest addition to the TGN Team and is loving every second of it!

Casey attended college at Washington State University before transferring to the University of Montana where she finished her degree with a Major Sociology. She has 15 years of experience working in various sales, customer service, and marketing positions.

In December of 2016 her longtime partner dragged her kicking & screaming out of Big Sky Country to the land of milk n’ honey that is the Willamette Valley of Western Oregon, where they reside on small organic farm with their dog, 2 cats, 2 goats, 6 ducks, and 24 chickens (and counting). When she is not on the losing end of wrestling a goat, tending to plants, or collecting eggs, Casey enjoys hiking, fishing, experimenting in the kitchen. She is excited to be working with the fantastic group of TGN affiliates to spread the message of “Homegrown food on Every Table”!