Appy Creek Farm started as a physical farm on 37 acres in Bedford County, Tennessee, but as the Holy Spirit moved us to seek a simpler, more connected way of life, we let go of all that land and relocated to Putnam County, Tennessee. We are now creating a suburban homestead designed to show others that we can live a more sustainable life even in close quarters.

We operate based on the Christian belief that as God’s children we are required to be good stewards of God’s creation.  We strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth by using our gifts to live sustainably and to promote sustainable living.
We focus on two basic principles:

  1. We only use what we need.
  2. We throw away as little as possible.

We compost, grow food, upcycle, and recycle. We work daily to reduce our waste and reduce our footprint. We eat a whole food plant-base diet and hope to one day grow all our own food.

About Tanya
TanyaGarrettI’m a 40+ IT professional. I was raised in Massachusetts and relocated with my daughter to Tennessee in April of 2000, where I met and married my best friend. I’ve always been passionate about animals. I have three dogs, a cat, a horse, and a donkey.

Over the last five years, I’ve become more and more passionate about caring for all of God’s creation. I lead a Plant Pure community pod with my daughter and am studying to be a master gardener.

When I’m not with at work or hanging out with my family and my animals, I’m singing at church, curled up on the couch reading a book, painting, taking pictures, or watching one of my favorite HGTV shows.