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Hi there! I’m Tara from Wild Bird Farm. I run a small flower farm and You Pick in Zone 5 in Central Iowa, in the United States. I also create videos regularly for my YouTube channel. I was raised out in the vegetable garden alongside my mom. When we lost her to cancer five years ago, I found myself out in my own garden; it was where I found peace and felt her presence. When covid halted a lot of our family activities in 2020, I decided to officially launch the flower farm. I love meeting other like-mind flower lovers - I can talk about fresh, locally grown flowers all day! I love challenging myself to try new things and am currently trying to over-winter eucalyptus outdoors in my cold climate. Please reach out over social medica – I’d love to connect with you!

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Hi, I'm Kristen!

I’m a former farm kid who became a singer, scrapped it all, and came back to her roots helping new gardeners cut through the confusion of growing cut flowers, perennials and vegetables–all from a zone 3 perspective. I’m obsessed with growing the prettiest flowers, pushing the limits of what can be grown in my cold climate, and collecting eggs from my chickens every morning.

After many years of growing small space urban gardens, I recently moved to an acreage just outside of Saskatoon, SK Canada, where I have enough space for a flower farm and to live out my gardening dreams. There’s never a dull moment here as my husband and I garden with our kids ages 10, 3, 2, and newborn, along with a collection of cats and chickens.