Ken Crouse is known as a “Mushroom Mystic” and sees himself as a guardian of the land within the borders of Peaceful Valley. Crouse seeks to live a lifestyle that maintains the health of the land. He also spreads his knowledge of mushrooms and agriculture to those who visit his farm known as “Peaceful Valley”.
Crouse views his life as special, because it allows him to live in a symbiotic relationship with the plants that he grows. This relationship relies on Crouse providing an optimal growing environment for the plants that provide his family’s main source of food. “It’s practicing sustainability, growing food and other plants to benefit the natural flow around us so that we’re not taking or disrupting from the nature that surrounds us here,” said Crouse.
By CriShaun Hardy