Tim O’Connor grew up on a small farm in Southern Oregon raising livestock and growing gardens with his family. While at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington he further expanded his knowledge of natural and organic agriculture while working and studying at the on-campus farm.
After college he became deeply involved in the natural foods movement in Olympia and Portland, Oregon where he raised his family. In work with various non-profit and other organizations, he has worked to promote food security and awareness. Throughout his life on the mainland, Tim kept his hands dirty by growing urban gardens.
In 2001, he and his former partner, Catherine Downey, purchased a small piece of land on the island of Kauai, started planning fruit trees and building a home. Moving to Kauai full time in 2005, Tim has continued to plant seeds and nurture his passion for growing and marketing fresh garden vegetables, tropical fruit, and herbs.
Welcoming the help of interns over the years, he has taught many people how to successfully grow and market food. Tim has been known to say it is the many hands over the years that have made Olana Organic Farm the beautiful and abundant farm it is today.
Recently, he has invited his wife, Myrica, to share her healing arts practice at Olana Organic Farm.
Myrica Morningstar is a mother, grandmother, teacher, healer, gardener, whole foods cook, and lover of life. She is a 30+ year massage therapist and a 20 year practitioner of the art and science of Ayurveda. She focuses her practice on educating about and facilitating panchakarma, the seasonal cleansing practice of Ayurveda. She has also taught countless massage therapists how to integrate the nourishing and luxurious spa therapies of Ayurveda into their own massage practice while increasing their own health and vitality as well as the wellness of their clients.
Together, Tim and Myrica are a force of love and inspiration in their community. Their skills and passions are a beautiful compliment to each other and serve to expand and deepen each of their individual “missions.” They are actively celebrating each day and giving thanks for all that life gifted them. Combined, they have 7 beautiful and healthy grown children and 7 grandchildren.
Helping People Experience the Source & Beauty of Food & Wellness
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