Meet Lacey Ann Ingrao...
Hi there, let me tell you a bit about myself... I'm a native Californian but have truly found a home here in Michigan. I love the seasons and after 4 years I'm still loving the Winters. The downtime I feel during winter allows me the energy to push hard during the farming seasons.
I hold a M.A. degree in Transpersonal Psychology, with a concentration in Eco-psychology from Naropa University. As an Eco-psychologist my breadth of knowledge includes nature-based therapies, edible landscape creation, transitions and rites of passage, and mindfulness in Nature.
In addition to connecting with nature, I have been sharing the practice of Yoga since 2007 and has maintained a personal practice since 2000. Yoga was the catalyst for a life in alternative forms of health, wellness and food access.
I am committed to community work and find ways to volunteers when able. One of my day jobs is as a Programs Manager working for Michigan Food Farming Systems (MIFFS), a non-profit organizations providing services, education, and resources to beginning and historically underserved farmers.
My main gig though... I'm a farmer and beekeeping. On our farm, I feel most authentic. At the farm, I, along with my partner Adam, keep bees and produce honey products in addition to sustainably grown vegetables and cut flowers. Along with this, I am responsible for implementation and management of the sensory garden and healing space.
One the farm I host a variety of wellness opportunities and provide one-on-one transition Coaching as well. In 2015, I became an Ordained Minister to provide more ceremony based rituals such as weddings and soul connection rituals, such as Eco-therapies on and off the farm.
My greatest loves...
My family (which includes my dogs) and friends
The Forest, any forest
Hiking, Biking, Swimming
Dark Sky Parks
Listening to the sound of bees, fire crackle and Adam whistle
.... just to name a few.