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Gathered Threads

Gathered Threads is a small family farm-based business located on 6 acres in Nelson County, Virginia. The inspiration and hard work behind our eclectic little farm comes from Katherine Herman, who has spent 10 years as a vegetable grower in the northern Virginia  Valley, and Central Va area before venturing to start off on her own. Her interest in farming began while she lived and worked in Tanzania as a Peace Corps Volunteer 2001-03. Returning home, Katherine sought an apprenticeship on a small scale, sustainable vegetable farm. She discovered Tree and Leaf Farm, which she would call home for 8 years. Through farming at Tree and Leaf and learning from owner Zach Lester, she developed an enduring appreciation for and connection to plants of all kinds. After Tree & Leaf Farm, Katherine moved to the Valley to be farm manager at Radical Roots Farm.  She spent 2 years there while finishing up school at Sacred Plant Traditions.  While at Radical Roots and at Sacred Plant Traditions, Gathered Threads began to take shape in Katherine’s head.  She remains focused on both perennial and annual plants, including herbs, vegetables, flowers, fruits, shrubs, and trees. Katherine loves the challenge of propagating seeds and plants, which for certain herbs can be quite difficult. There are flats containing seeds in our greenhouse which won’t germinate for several years! Though not yet certified organic, we are personally dedicated to growing all plants sustainably without the use of any pesticides, insecticides, or chemical fertilizers.