Mary's StoryMary grew up in Marietta, Georgia with a love for outdoors, animals and soccer. She spent hours on hours as a child playing any kind of game outside, and especially loved gathering sticks, acorns, and rocks pretending they were foraging wild foods. Mary’s mom is a marine biologist so she grew up watching her mom propagate corals and breed fish, but on the side she is a beekeeper with a gift of catching swarms.
When Mary moved to St. Louis in 2009 and began working at New Roots Urban Farm, she instantly felt right at home and began learning all she could about growing vegetables, raising chickens and bees, and making handmade soap. She began Bee Simple City Farm in 2014 with the support of James with the hope to grow even more fresh and local food for the St. Louis area, and to make on a larger scale product she was already making and loved using for their family.