I’m Michelle, the owner of Growing the Good Life, and I’m so glad you’re here.
In this corner of the internet, I take you along with me as I build and grow a garden that feeds my family and others in Patterson Springs, North Carolina. I grew up in rural NC, the proud product of generations of farmers. No matter where I lived in the US I always had a garden, even if it was just a few containers or a raised bed.
Then, in 2020, the world changed for everyone. Self-sufficiency and self-reliance in service to my family made me feel more in control, and I felt a pull to expand my gardening that I just can’t explain. I wanted--NEEDED-- space to grow. Delicious food grown simply and without chemicals is what I wanted to feed my family. And I needed to grow A LOT.