Our Key Initiatives
Stopping The Destruction Of The Earth
Commercial agriculture is the cause of planetary desertification, polluted rivers, and ocean dead zones. We show people how to grow half of their food in their backyard in less than an hour per day.
Averting The End Of Modern Medicine As We Know It
The World Health Organization is forecasting that, by 2030, minor cuts will kill and all modern surgeries will be too risky due to antibiotic resistance. We show people highly effective herbal techniques to treat infections without pharmaceuticals.
Stopping The Torture Of Innocent Animals
Commercial production of meat is barbaric. We show people how to humanely produce half of the protein needs for a family of 4 in less than 10 minutes per day.
92% of heirloom seed varieties and 87% of heritage livestock breeds are completely gone. We show people how to create a legacy for themselves with deeply meaningful work in backyard breeding of useful plants and animals.
Ending Modern Disease
The root cause of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity is malnutrition. We show people how to create living, mineral rich soil that produces deeply nutritious food.
Meet Marjory Wildcraft
Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, which is a community of people focused on modern self-sufficient living. She has been featured by National Geographic as an expert in off-grid living, she hosted the Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and she is listed in Who’s Who in America for having inspired hundreds of thousands of backyard gardens. Marjory was the focus of an article that won Reuter’s Food Sustainability Media Award, and she recently authored The Grow System: The Essential Guide to Modern Self-Sufficient Living—From Growing Food to Making Medicine.
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 raised two teenagers in Central Texas and currently splits her time between Paonia, CO, and Puerto Rico. 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.
Favorite Vegetable: Artichoke
Meet The Grow Team
Born and raised in Chicago, Ruth came onboard full time at The Grow Network in early 2018 and is excited to head up The Grow Network's ever-expanding line of herbal remedies and in-depth information provided to our Community!
Ruth attained a degree in Apparel Design and Marketing. During her time in the apparel industry, she realized just how damaging it is to the planet and stepped away to pursue true wealth, health, and happiness in homesteading. She has many years of experience in various marketing, home-crafting, and digital-design positions.
When not planning The Grow Network's "next big thing," Ruth spends time on extensive DIY projects on her homestead. She also loves cooking scratch-made meals, canning and preserving, her garden and chickens, and making her own clothes by hand.
Director of Operations
Favorite Vegetable: Zucchini
Nikki comes to The Grow Network with nearly two decades of combined customer service and teaching experience.
She was recently named the 2019 Customer Service Professional of the Year - Silver Winner! And 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 seasons 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.
Director of Customer Success
Favorite Vegetable: Cauliflower
With two decades of experience as a writer, editor, and researcher for industries ranging from food service and media to technology and education, Merin is thrilled to be feeding The Grow Network Community’s love of gardening and homesteading through the development and management of online content.
Merin was honored as the winner of the 2017 Food Sustainability Media Award – Best of the Web category for her in-depth piece covering how homegrown food is a solution to reversing the decline of nutrition in our diets.
In 2016, an interstate move from the big city to the land of green chiles and layered clothing—Southwest Colorado—brought with it an opportunity to become a Master Gardener Volunteer, pursue homesteading on nearly five acres, and enjoy the gorgeous views and distinct seasons of the Animas River Valley with her husband and their three children, two dogs, and one parakeet.
When she’s not busy dotting i’s and crossing t’s for The Grow Network’s communication efforts, you can find Merin hiking, skiing, volunteering for local gardening organizations, tending to her 19 chickens, and continuing her pursuit of the perfect homegrown tomato.
Director of Editorial Content
Favorite Vegetable: Hatch Green Chiles
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 animals around the yard.
Jimerson has a great understanding of the importance of Real Food for every human. He is passionate about a vision that fuses technology and simplicity to allow people from any walk of life to grow their own food in a healthy, natural, and sustainable way.
Jimerson resides in Pilot Point, TX, with his 13-year-old twins and dog.
Director of Technical Operations
Favorite Vegetable: Garlic
Anthony Tamayo is a Texas-based editorial and advertising photographer.
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 18 years working at the highest level of the photo 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 photographers in the world.
Anthony resides in Austin with his amazing wife, Jeanne, their dog Wolfgang, two cats, and four chickens.
Director of Media Development
Favorite Vegetable: Asparagus
Scott started out writing freelance posts for The Grow Network. Like an invasive plant, he quickly got his roots in and is now too entrenched to easily get rid of.
Scott is a lifelong resident of the Ozark Mountains. When he isn’t exploring the hills and valleys, talking to all the plants, he’s probably messing around with his chickens or finding new places in his yard to sneak in even more plants (and hoping that his wife won’t notice). He’s been known to “accidentally” drop seeds in open locations while he’s out and about. You may also bump into him on jogging trails as he trains for ultramarathons – because sometimes life just isn’t painful enough as is.
Scott is licensed to teach music and science and has nearly two decades of experience working with kids. He and his wife homeschool their 4 children and greatly enjoy the flexibility and efficiency it offers.
His other hobbies include reading and growing a majestic beard.
Favorite Vegetable: Greenbriar tips
Nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, in a small town called Paonia, Sarah Peterson has found her home. She spent several years traveling around the country volunteering on WWOOFer farms before settling down in Paonia, and she couldn’t be happier to be there.
Sarah graduated with a BA in both Environmental Studies and Geography from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Upon graduating, she worked for NOAA for a number of years, before setting out on her wild adventure of finding herself.
She is an off-grid, tiny house dweller and she’s currently building out a greenhouse and adding a cob addition to her little home. She’s passionate about permaculture, natural building, cultivating resilience through community, alternative currency, utilizing the waste stream and regenerative agriculture. She loves backpacking, hot springs, dancing, star gazing, and sewing.
Sarah is grateful to work with Marjory Wildcraft and The Grow Network team and help promote some of the ideas that she is most passionate about. She is holding down the fort in Paonia and excited about all the possibilities that lie ahead.
Favorite Vegetable: Red Bell Peppers
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