Mykal Coelho is the current farmer on the area of the Southern Humboldt Community Park now under cultivation. A professional farmer, he grows fruits, vegetables, raises pigs and chickens and cuts hay. He also operates the “Farm Stand” where some of those vegetables and fruits are available to the public for purchase. (The tomatoes are spectacular.)
Besides the Farm Stand, Mykal supplies the Park’s CalFresh Outreach Program, and local restaurants and grocery stores as well as having a booth at Garberville’s Farmers Market each Friday (May through October).
His farming practices include rotational grazing, pasture poultry, the use of cover crops, composting and vermiculture. He also has a licensed and bonded winery, Avidity Boutique Cellars.
A family man, Mykal lives on the property with his children, and is the Park’s Operations Manager.