Hippocrates' Garden LLC
Old Military Lane
Harrisburg, AR 72432
Hours of OperationAvailable by text or phone.
Hippocrates' Garden was born from a merger of the owner's experience in healthcare, both in mental health back in the late '80s and as an LPN / RN working both in an ER in Memphis and hospice, and ever-expanding gardening experience.
Realizing our current healthcare system seems to be geared more towards illness maintenance rather than health, as well as the massive amounts of data that clearly point to the "Western Diet" as a primary player in the obesity crisis as well as increasing rates of numerous chronic conditions such as diabetes,
David looked back to the Father of Medicine and his reported admonition of "let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food" for inspiration and direction.
Starting with eliminating chemical fertilizers and chemicals, eliminating the tiller in the garden (except for very rare, specific situations), completing a Permaculture Design Certificate (Oregon State Univ), "Soil Food Web Fundamentals" (Dr. Elaine Ingham), and multiple other online, topic-specific courses such as Rainwater Harvesting, Epic Tomato Growing and more.
Lifetime experiences of growing up on a row crop farm, Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, 15 years in Information Technology in international companies, 20 years as a vol. firefighter, EMT and even starting a small community bagpipe band, serving as the Pipe Major for 6 years combine into the ability to look at issues from a variety of perspectives, and David can almost always find common ground which aids in communication.
After maintaining a suburban eatable landscape home in Marion, AR as well as the Crittenden County Community Garden in Marion for 3 years, David has purchased 6.5 acres on Crowley's Ridge between Harrisburg and Jonesboro and begun the process of clearing for a homestead where all these activities and more may be continued and expanded.
Currently offering Permaculture and minimum-till consulting for gardens and edible landscaping, he hopes to eventually begin a bit of market gardening for clean, chemical-free vegetables, vegetable seedlings, and eventually a fruit and nut tree nursery and more.