The Pfluke-Jennings Family
We, the owners of Green Oaks, are Paul Pfluke and Stephanie Jennings. Before starting the farm at Green Oaks, we worked on farms in the Santa Cruz area and in Costa Rica. We also taught environmental education for several years. One day we decided to combine our love of farming and environmental teaching with our desire to help create a more just, sustainable, and healthy food system by starting an organic, educational farm. To achieve this goal, we earned Masters of Science degrees in Plant and Soil Science. We also completed course work in Holistic Resource Management and Permaculture Design. In 1999 we started Green Oaks Creek Farm. We ran the farm for fourteen years with the help of apprentices and volunteers. In 2014 we decided to retire from farming and to lease the farm business to three farmers. We are currently dividing our time between running the wedding business at Green Oaks and raising our two daughters, Sienna and Anna.