Canon City, CO
Sanctuary Stewards: Chris and Tammi Hartung
Desert Canyon Farm is owned by Chris and Tammi Hartung. It is a USDA certified organic wholesale farm in southern Colorado. The farm specializes in growing potted herbs (more than 350 different varieties of all types) and potted heritage heirloom and ethnic food plants (nearly 175 different varieties), which are wholesaled to garden centers throughout Colorado and northern New Mexico. In addition, they field grow perennial flower and grass seed crops for a German seed company. In addition to being a UpS Botanical Sanctuary, the farm is also a certified Nature Preserve. The farm’s gardens include many native medicinal plants, including Yerba Mansa, several species of Echinacea, and White Sage to name a few. Chris and Tammi have discovered that the combination of native plants intermixed with non-natives, and a protected place for wildlife and domesticated honey bees to exist is a perfect marriage.