Irene came to the United States in the late 1970’s from her native Ireland. She was mentored by Bob Cantisano, who has guided two generations of organic farmers and founded the annual Eco-Farm Conference in Asilomar. Irene has been farming in Mendocino County since 1985.
Irene grows an array of vegetables with a focus on root vegetables. She recently expanded her farm by adding five and a half acres along with a greenhouse which allows her to increase the farm’s yield.