Ellen grew up on a wheat farm in Colorado. She has since farmed and grown food at Ridgewood Ranch's Golden Rule Garden for the community that lives there. Since 2000, she has practiced the grow bioIntensive method and has learned the importance of growing a complete diet and growing your own compost to improve the fertility of the soil. Growing grains has been her passion and she has grown many grains for Bountiful Gardens seed company. She has enjoyed the knowledge gained from many Ecology Action and MESA interns who have worked in her garden from all over the world.
- Growing grains on a small scale.