“Life is about the journey and not the destination,” the old saying goes — and with Agave Farms, the journey has resembled a roller coaster. Agave Farms started out to fill a single, specific need and grew into a multi-use outdoor facility, and today it continues to be a work in progress.
When we started Agave Farms, we had a single purpose in mind: to operate a tree nursery. However, we encountered many restrictions, including zoning with the city, landlord expectations, costs of fencing on the property, potable water costs, and weeds, weeds, and more weeds. Dust was followed by grading and drainage issues after our first rain. We also gave in to all of our impulses in the beginning; we wanted to grow vegetables, and so we did. But when we tried to sell them, we realized there was a steep learning curve. We needed an office, storage space, and shade, so we pivoted to growing trees instead.
“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do. Plus you get strawberries.”