aerial view of farmhouse

Aerial view of the farm house.

In 1996 Steve and Nancy Moring purchased Vajra Herb farm with the intent of establishing a medicinal herb farm, research facility and retreat center. Our motivating force is our love of nature and the desire to begin an awakened stewardship of our land using all the innovative and time honored traditions available. Prior owners had been mindful of their responsibility to the land and maintained it in natural undisturbed condition for approximately 20 years. The Farm consists of 45 acres of woodland and prairie savanna with a major stream and valley flanked by upland areas. The activities in the first two years were limited to prairie reclamation consisting of brush clearing, spring burning and reseeding with prairie grasses and forbs. In 1999 we completed construction of our custom designed octagonal farmhouse.

amongst the ginseng

Amongst the ginseng.

in the garden

In the garden.

Early on we became a member of the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary Network and as a participant of UpS medicinal herb replanting projects. We initiated various projects, including prairie reclamation, the establishment of open herb gardens and a series of woodland garden plots for the cultivation of potentially endangered medicinal species. Research activities have included experimentation with sustainable cultivation techniques, plant breeding, herb processing and horticultural research. We have since built a greenhouse and have begun organic cultivation from plant starts as well as direct seeding techniques. We have established a permaculture garden and a healing garden for community education and research. In 2007 we incorporated as a Kansas Limited Liability Company (Vajrafarm, L.L.C.), which markets organic produce, medicinal herbs and botanical extracts. We also started new projects implementing permaculture practices that include relocating various areas under cultivation and establishing a vinyard, orchards and a food forest. Vajra Farm has affiliations with the Kaw Permaculture Collaborative, and the Kansas Rural Center.

in the woods

In the woods.

About the Owners