"Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."
‐ Chinese Proverb
We are using our love of Nature to establish an agricultural polyculture that will produce an abundance of food for pollinators (without them we wouldn’t have most of our current products), wildlife (in particular the deer who are OUR ruminants), and us (for loved ones, us, and the consumers of our products).
In 2006 Obiora developed a business name, logo, and brochure for Getting Back to Nature. His idea was for the business entity to perform agri‐tourism—this was before he had heard the term—activities at Martin Acres, our family farm. In 2008 Obiora and two relatives worked on creating a holistic business plan for a business entity called Back to Nature. Nothing ever materialized from the business plan.
In 2017 through the respective businesses of Irucka, EcoC2S, and Obiora, EConsulting™, we decided to look to the past while moving forward and resurrected Getting Back to Nature™. In doing so we started to develop a more holistic vision for our two acres inspired by our ideas from the past 20+ years.
We are a collection of our past experiences and the personalities that our loved ones observed during our early days and weeks after our births. We grew up in an Afro‐centric household that believed that personality should match the name. We were given our birth names during a naming ceremony after our personalities were identified. The family belief (that Obiora still holds true) that your name should reflect your personality is how we came to have Yoruba (Irucka) and Ibo/Igbo (Obiora) names.
We were raised within a forward‐thinking household in which we were allowed to explore, play, learn, observe, and eat whole foods (some of which we grew on our property). We were surrounded by a diverse community of loved ones (family and close friends of the family) that allowed us to "see the world" differently starting at an early age. Growing up we went camping, white water rafting, hiking, fishing, grew food, and spent time at our maternal family farm, Martin Acres, and the family farm of a paternal great‐uncle, now referred to as Ballew Estates—in Richmond (Madison County), Kentucky. We loved being outside, exploring, spending time on both family farms, and learning about our collective family’s history.