Strong Arm Farm

Strong Arm Farm is a 2.5 acre CCOF certified Organic farm and homestead, located in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California.  We collect Sonoma Coast Seaweed as well as grow/sell perennials, medicinal herbs, vegetables and cut flowers.

Learn more about Strong Arm Farm by listening to this Delicious Revolution Podcast or checking out this SF Chronicle feature article with video.

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2017 Events

July 1, July 31, Aug 14
Class taught at Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education: ‘Growing Specialty Cut Flowers in the North Bay’.  This will be updated with summer class dates very soon.

May 13, 14, 27, 28, 29; June 10, 11, 24
Seaweed foraging classes on the Sonoma Coast, 3 hours, $90

Heidi’s favorite Seapalm patch

May 4
Evening lecture at Shed in Healdsburg, 7-8:30pm, slide show with bites, $35

June 22 – August 10
Heidi teaches a 2 unit Sustainable Agriculture class at Santa Rosa Junior College: Organic Gardening and Food Production. Thursdays 8-3 at Shone Farm, SusAg120. Direct Farm Marketing SusAg 160 in Fall, starts Aug 23

April 20
Seaweed lecture and dinner at Mission Heirloom

Meet the Farmer/Forager

Heidi Herrmann
Heidi began Strong Arm Farm in 2009.  Originally with a focus on vegetables, now offering an ever-expanding selection of specialty crops.  Heidi is also a Sustainable Agriculture Instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College, at their renowned Shone Farm facility.  She has an Ornamental Horticulture degree from Cal Poly University, with emphasis in pest management and nursery production, and a Master’s from Sonoma State University, thesis: Experiential Agriculture Education.  She teaches ‘Native Plant Propagation’ focusing on restoration/mitigation plantings at Sonoma State University.  Running Strong Arm Farm is truly a ‘practice what you preach’ example.  Heidi is a strong-armed woman producing an array of beautiful and nutrient-dense delectables.

Need help with Organic Certification? Learn more about how Heidi can help you navigate the paperwork with original templates and experience.

She is available for lectures and workshops on these topics:

  • ‘Seaweed: Ecology, Nutrition and Use’, a 45-1.5 hour powerpoint slide show
  • Medicinal herbs: growing, harvesting and marketing
  • Cut flowers: selection, propagation and sales
  • Seeds: source, selection, propagation and collection
  • Integrated Pest Management for the garden and small farm

Published essay: “Ag’s White Truck”

Sowing the Seeds – Article discusses the resurgence of female farmers. Heidi and Strong Arm Farm are discussed in the heading ‘Farming for love’ (North Bay Biz – July 2011 issue)

Photo credit: Anita Bowen