Georgia couple behind Blackbird Farm traded in their city life for a new ag venture
Nearly everyone’s way of life has been altered by the pandemic, and that’s certainly the case for the owners of Blackbird Farm as they traded in the hustle and bustle of city life for a longtime dream at the beginning of the pandemic.
Nearly everyone’s way of life has been altered by the pandemic and that’s certainly the case for the owners of Blackbird Farm as they traded in the hustle and bustle of city life for a longtime dream at the beginning of the pandemic.
“We were living in Metro Atlanta and had been exploring opportunities and ways to possibly get some land of our own, move out,” explained Charity Ravn of Blackbird Farms. “We knew that we wanted to be growers. We knew that we wanted to be in invested in agriculture in the State of Georgia. We didn’t know what that looked like, so we were exploring a couple different opportunities.”
As for what they settled on that inspiration came from a duck pond they managed in the back of their Suburban home.
“So, I started using plants to help filter the water, and I was realizing these plants were doing great growing in the water,” said Jeff Clark. “So, I was looking on the internet about things reading stuff, [and] “aquaponics” popped up. I thought, ‘wow, that’s really cool.’ I started doing some research, and I came to Charity and I said, ‘I got an idea, and it may be crazy, but, you know, it’s something unusual. it’s something different.”
And from there they jumped in feet first -- putting not only their money but also spare time into making it a success. In addition to growing a number of indoor crops, Blackbird Farm is also home to a campground! Guests can stay on the farm and make the most of visiting the surrounding community.