Sustainable living and growing with Moonlight Micro Farm

March 12, 2012

Chandra Hartman of Moonlight Micro Farm shows her heirloom seeds and fresh carrots from the garden. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Local green building designer lives and works with environmental conscience

Ever wonder where your garden seeds come from? Wonder which types of plants grow best? Are the seeds of good quality and grow well in our climate? No need to worry in Northwest Florida’s 9a Zone, as Moonlight Micro Farm offers the perfect solutions for your gardening needs.

Chandra Hartman of Moonlight Micro Farm believes that good design can transform our relationship with nature. Moonlight offers permaculture design and garden workshops geared for our area. She also offers the best quality heirloom and organic seeds for gardening.

Hartman’s newest venture is a compliment to her design company, CFH Design Studio, which offers custom residential design and consultation.

Moonlight Micro-Farm is dedicated to community building, environmental stewardship, and the cultivation of real food. Through education, design, and their products, Moonlight strives to assist people in discovering and creating ways to enrich their lives with access to real, healthy food and a connection with nature.

All of Moonlight’s seeds are open pollinated, heirloom, and/or certified organic and sourced from reputable seed companies committed to preserving the biological heritage. Hartman and her husband Eric Marcus, grow vegetables from Moonlight’s seeds in their backyard garden to test for quality and climate adaptability.

“We believe that self, community, and household reliance are worth striving for and defending,” said Hartman, a LEED Green Associate, a member of Seed Savers Exchange and Florida Green Building Coalition.

Moonlight Micro Farm’s products can be found most Saturdays at the Seaside Farmers Market in Seaside. You may also purchase seeds and organic garden supplies on their website at

About CFH Design Studio
CFH offers green building and site design including: new residential construction, additions and renovations, permaculture and sustainable design, instruction and consultation.

As a residential and environmental restorative designer, Hartman combines architectural and landscape design into a holistic practice in order to address the individual needs of the person, the surrounding community, and the home site.

“Through attention to detail, knowledge of sustainable practices and artistic design abilities, projects are completed in a manner that enhances human life, as well as the surrounding natural community,” Hartman explains.

For more information about CFH Design Studio, go to