Phil got bit by the gardening bug when he was sixteen and went on to get a degree in Plant Science. He worked as a house carpenter and then as a boat builder before moving to Blue Hill and going into business as a piano tuner. In 2001 he became the town tree warden. He's a historian, an arborist, an orchardist, a folk DJ on WERU, and a farmer.
Deborah is a serious cook and dog lover. She loves to dance and sing. She has the greenest of thumbs and produces thousands of seedlings for the farm every spring. She has moved away from vegetable growing in the last few years in favor of flower growing and has always been a talented bouquet artist.