Why Choose Getting Back to Nature™?

Our Practices

Living Soil Progression in 2014

The brothers, Irucka Ajani and Obiora Embry, are using regenerative, biodynamic/agrohomeopathy, permaculture, companion planting, polyculture, and positive vibrations/love to create a healthy and balanced polyculture ecosystem on two acres of the eighth‐generation family farm, Martin Acres, in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. We harvest from our two acres healing plants, food, natural dyes, and create artisanal value‐added products from its flora.

Mother Nature as a Guide

Bumblebee on Slender Mountain Mint

Mother Nature is a place where we go to heal, to breathe fresh air, seek solace and freedom, forage, and reconnect with what is real and natural. It is also a place where we have learned about growing food...nature does not grow food in rows nor in a monoculture, so we don’t either.

Rooted in Love

Group of trees that were dying in November 2013 but were coming back to life in November 2015

We’re adding energy, positive energy/love to our two acres and Martin Acres, and in doing so, we have seen dying trees come back to life, the return of quail, and much more. Love is also what we we put into our products and it’s our most important ingredient!

What We Offer

2022 Calendars

2022 Wall Calendar

Order your 2022 wall hanging calendar today! Our 2022 calendars include quotes, beautiful Nature photographs on our two acres, and celestial events for 2022.

Speakers/Instructors

At the 2019 Tennessee Local Food Summit we did a presentation on healing the land, creating a vibrant food ecosystem, and re‐imagining southern food.

In 2020 we held Fire Cider ‐ "Let Thy Food Help You Heal" and Sauerkraut with Spring Flora ‐ "Let Thy Food Be Help You Heal") workshops.

Listen to our radio interviews from June 2021:

We can travel to speak to your agriculture, horticulture, environmental, school, youth, etc. organization/group. Please contact us if you are interested.

Jams and Jellies

Sumac Jelly

Our artisanal jams and jellies are made primarily with foraged ingredients, including some forgotten southern plants that were consumed by the indigenous communities that once thrived in the South prior to European colonization and removal. This forgotten, non‐domesticated food, is superior in flavor and most importantly nutrition than the cultivated/domesticated varieties.

Some of our products include Spring Flower Jelly, Wild Berry Jam, Sumac Jelly, and Wild Flora Jelly.

Native Plants and Seeds

Black Willow

Start planning for your 2022 native oasis and purchase some of our native plants and seeds. The Fall is here and this is a good time to transplant and to stock up on native seeds to cold stratify during the Winter months. Typically native seeds need a freeze‐thaw cycle of about 90 days to germinate.

Syrups

Hickory Syrup Dark

We have a variety of syrups but our premier syrup is Twin Forager Hickory Syrup Dark. It is made from the bark of the Shagbark Hickory tree and can be used in place of Maple Syrup, honey, and other natural sweeteners. It is not overly sweet and adds diverse flavors.

Heirloom Daffodil bulbs

Heritage Daffodil bulbs

Order your historic daffodil bulbs today!

Meet the Brothers/Food Growers

Irucka Ajani Embry

Irucka Ajani Embry
  • BS, Civil Engineering (Minors in Environmental Engineering and Spanish)
  • ME, Concentration in Environmental Engineering
  • Multi‐faceted person
  • Started working with warm season native grasses in 2007
  • Started home gardening, as an adult, in 2006
  • Self‐studier of (agro)homeopathy and biodynamics {user of homeopathy since 1999}
  • Polyculture Food Grower
  • Speaker/Instructor
  • Author, Balancing the Rift: ReCONNECTualizing the Pasenture
  • Principal, EcoC2S

Obiora Embry

Obiora Embry

We are available for workshops, consulting, tours, and speaking engagements. Contact us to learn more.