Thank you for visiting Green Promise Grows!

I’m Rachel!  I am a wife, mother of three wild little boys and a homesteader at heart.  Ever since I can remember I have had a garden, the dirt and the earthy smell of tomatoes brings so many fond memories…those memories always involved a whole lot of work, but the rewards were so sweet come winter.  We reside in Southern Michigan (it’s practically Ohio it’s so South) and I have lived here since 2009.  During all that time we have had our share of triumphs and heartache. This whole thing has been a learning process and I invite you to celebrate in our successes  as well as learn to embrace and hearten from our failures.  Here you will watch me and my family grow.

We do our level best to grow as much of our own food as possible and if we can’t grow it we buy or barter for it locally from someone who can.   I want to showcase our wonderfully diverse community and all it has to offer.  So, from time to time here you will find a local business in the spotlight, small farmers right here in our own neck of the woods making their living growing delicious beautiful food. Even if you are nowhere near Southern Michigan, my hope is that you will be encouraged to explore your own community and the bounty that lies within it.

I have to do a little bragging…I have some pretty amazing friends and family members with extraordinary talents and hobbies.  I will invite them to share posts about their passions.  I love to talk to people about the things they are totally on fire for and I can stand to learn a lot from people with different skill sets.  I want to inspire you to be open and willing to try something exciting and different.