Chiah, a Mendocino Generations farmer, was born and raised in Mendocino County, California. Cannabis has always been a part of her life. She is a mother of two wild boys, a gardener, a certified herbalist, an Institute for Integrative Nutrition certified health coach, a small business owner, jeweler and an artist. Chiah has Lyme disease and started the local Mendocino County Lyme Support Group for others with Lyme Disease. She has grown cannabis and has been making and using cannabis medicines for her own conditions and to help others for many years. As a business owner she has experience with many aspects of running a retail store and small business, managing employees, and organizing events. Some call her a jack of all trades, who has energy for many projects and wears many hats in the local community. Chiah and her family run River Txai Farms in Redwood Valley, CA.
Jamie Beatty, Farmer
Jamie, farmer for Mendocino Generations, grew up splitting time between the hills of Mendocino County and Berkeley, Ca. He spent close to nine years in Santa Cruz, Ca where he became an avid mountain biker and worked in the cycling industry. He was the co-owner of a used bicycle shop and then worked for Bontrager Cycles, manufacturing high end, hand made bicycle frames. Jamie is a certified holistic massage therapist and believes strongly in the power of hands on healing as well as medicinal cannabis as powerful tools for a higher quality of life. Jamie moved to Mendocino County in 1997. He started gardening the following year, discovering a great appreciation for it and working with the earth. He has a deep connection with the plants and has developed an intuitive gardening approach. He is learning about and incorporating biodynamics in to his farming practices. He was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2006. He lives in the rural hills of Mendocino County, and owns River Txai Farms with Chiah and their two kids, two dogs, 4 1/2 cats and the wildlife all around.