Taylor is a nature enthusiast and is passionate about growing healthy food. She grew up near the coast of the Pacific Ocean where seeds grew at ease in the rich soil and weather. She has fond memories of her mother’s garden which felt like an extension of the home. Along with the garden her mother enjoyed raising chickens. As a high school student, she learned about agriculture working on a family farm in her hometown which provided a rainbow of produce for the farmer’s markets throughout Southern California.
In 2016, she moved to Arizona and explored it by hiking the entire 800 miles of the Arizona Trail. Learning about the condition of the U.S. food systems, she pursued courses of study in environmental ethics and sustainable agriculture. Believing in community-supported agriculture, she believes living at the Sanctuary and tending the land is an opportunity to create better food systems. Her relationship with food has been influenced by the necessity of a healthy diet for the healing of family members. A famous quote attributed to Hippocrates has guided her passion for diet, health, and gardening, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”