Patrick Mitchell

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Agriculture
Occupation Farmer, Teacher, Naturalist, Writer
Location Norco, California, United States
Introduction Patrick Mitchell is a farmer, naturalist teacher and writer. He is the Five Keys Schools and Programs Farm Ambassador and operates Windy River Farm, a small diversified vegetable and flower farm in Norco, California. Patrick represents the fifth generation of his family to work in American Agriculture. He is the author of two books and numerous popular and peer reviewed articles. Patrick has more than 20 years of experience in ecological horticulture and land-based education. For the past decade Patrick has taken a hands-on role in various market-scale farm operations by growing and selling culinary herbs, citrus, vegetables and other specialty crops. Patrick has owned several small businesses with his wife including the WIld Bunch Flower Co. which they operate on their small ranch in Norco. Patrick currently serves on the board of several environmental and agricultural non-profit organizations. He is a scholar of the relationship between nature and culture and believes deeply in the transformational power of putting ones hands in soil.
Interests Regenerative Agriculture, Soil Fertility, Ecology, Land Management, Small Farms, Urban Agriculture, Growing Food Fiber and Flowers, Floral Design, Direct Marketing, Horses, Livestock Management, Farm Style, Biodiversity