This past weekend I was allowed the opportunity to spend two days at the beautiful homestead and organic bamboo farm of Shanti Pierce, a central Florida mother, active member of the community, and owner operator of Bamboo Leaf Tea company.
Walking through the front door of Shanti’s naturally lit and open spaced home, I was immediately welcomed by the creative character and simple design of the space. Following immediately was the warm smell of Chaga, Bamboo, and Chai tea cooking on the heavily structured, cast iron stove top. My first perception was the warmth and groundednss of the home – a generous pile of Chaga mushrooms, a bowl of freshly made kale chips, a plate of cocao, and some freshly sliced oranges sat on the steel framed, dark stone countertop. There was an honesty and a congruence that existed in the interplay between life, land, and belief here – home, farm, food, friends, and business were all confirmations of one another.
Please join me for my unique interview with Shanti on the value of bamboo.