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, and love to create a healthy and balanced polyculture ecosystem on two acres of the eighth generation family farm, Martin Acres, in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Our two acres produces food, medicine, natural dyes, and diverse value‐added products.

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

Baked Goods

Our baked goods are made with homemade baking powder (as needed), whole grains, sourdough, and/or sixth generation Kentucky Proud, Weisenberger Mill flour. Our baked goods are made with real ingredients and like the rest of our products are made with love.

Speakers/Instructors

At the 2019 Tennessee Local Food Summit we did a presentation on healing the land and creating a vibrant food ecosystem. We are open to traveling to speak to your agriculture, horticulture, environmental, school, youth, etc. organization/group. Please contact us if you are interested in having us come to speak.

We have had two workshops (Fire Cider ‐ "Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine" and Sauerkraut with Spring Flora ‐ "Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine") in Winter 2020 and will hopefully do more later in 2020.

You can learn more about the work that is being done on our two acres via the blog. Currently the blog has the activities of Obiora.

Jams and Jellies

Our jams and jellies are made primarily with foraged ingredients, including some forgotten southern food that was consumed by the indigenous communities that once thrived in the South prior to European colonization and removal. Many of these foods, if not all, are superior in flavor and most importantly nutrition than the cultivated/domesticated varieties.

House Plants

Our house plants are grown from cuttings and nurtured with love during the rooting process and after they have been transplanted into a clay pot with Happy Frog or Forest Farm potting soil. Some of our house plants are good for purifying your indoor air and can be used to help remove toxins in your home.

Syrups

We have a variety of syrups but our premier syrup is 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 to your food.

Agri‐tourism

Our first agri‐tourism event was in November 2018. We are in the process of planning events for 2020.

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.