At Piko Farm, our mission is to restore an innate sense of reciprocity between humans and the environment.

We achieve this through farm based therapy, no-till organic farming, prairie ecosystem stewardship, and digital storytelling. We aim to serve both individuals and communities struggling with food insecurity, grief, and disconnection from self and nature.

What Do You Do?

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Develop reciprocity between humans and nature in a farm setting. Cultivating resilience in humans and the farm system

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Sable Bruce

LMHC, She/Her

I grew up between the Pacific Northwest and various islands in the Pacific Ocean. I got to spend the majority of my childhood in Hawai’i on the island of O’ahu, experiencing my cultural lineage on my mother’s side. 

I remember growing up singing mele, dancing hula, and learning in school that we had a responsibility to celebrate and care for the land: “Malama ‘Aina”. 

Over time, attending The Evergreen State College for environmental studies, I could see the interdependent relationship of humans and nature. 

I followed a path that took me into twenty years of experience in the helping professions, and have been a practicing psychotherapist for twelve years. 

Bridging nature and people for healing and thriving is one of my greatest passions. 

My work is also informed by Mindfulness Teacher Training, Eastern and Western Herbalism, and Salish Plant Teachings.

About Piko Farm

Piko Farm can be found in the prairie, one of many of Washington State’s unique natural environments. The Chehalis Nation tended this land for centuries, maintaining the Camas as a food crop, and numerous other native species that have evolved in this ecosystem. Clear evidence for this interdependent relationship of humans and nature can be seen on this land. The majority of the land is in restoration in partnership with Fish and Wildlife, Ecostudies, Center for Natural Land Management, and the Thurston Conservation District. There have been work parties for scotch broom removal, plans for conservation grazing, and native species support and reintroduction to revitalize the prairie. Piko will also host camas digs in partnership with the Chehalis Nation.

There is an annual and perennial vegetable and fruit garden that will never be larger than an acre. By practicing “no-dig” gardening, the prairie soils and sequestered carbon remain undisturbed.

“No-dig” gardening has many benefits for the environment, while supporting high production in a small space, with minimal weeding. One of the main goals of the food production on the farm is to honor both nature and human limitations and to operate at a scale that promotes wholeness in our local food system, for the natural environment, and for the humans that steward the land. So far, the only machinery used on the property is a ride mower to maintain grass, particularly in the fire season. “No-dig” initially relies on inputs of compost from off property, though much of that can be sourced as waste stream from used cardboard, arborists’ wood chips, and animal manure. Eventually, the goal is to reach a scale that can close as much of the compost loop as possible. Another project in the works is to be a part of reducing food insecurity for those who do not have access to locally grown produce, through working with local food banks, pantries, and mutual aid entities.

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As we cultivate connection with our inner landscape… we access clarity, resilience, and an increased sense of purpose and belonging.

What Do You Do?

  • Develop reciprocity between humans and nature in a farm setting.
  • Cultivating resilience in humans and the farm system
  • Practice ancestral/native prairie stewardship
  • Learn about/Study native land stewardship and foster a new age of modern reincarnation of these practices
  • Engage in Collective witnessing
  • Storytelling writing, vlogs, blogs.
  • Ask the question, ‘what does it mean to be a good steward of land? How can we as humans help to heal mother earth?

How Do You Do it?

  • One on one farm therapy for individuals experiencing grief, instability, and disconnection.
  • Group therapy and events
  • Grow and Deliver food
  • Involving community in small scale farming
  • Farm therapy

Who is it for?

  • Individuals and communities struggling with food insecurity
  • Individuals and communities struggling with grief and disconnection from self, others and nature.

What’s the Impact?

  • Offer people an embodied experience of healing in relationship to land
  • Enhance and restore the prairie ecosystem
  • Develop and maintain no till farming practices that respect the prairie ecosystem while providing healthy organic produce and fruit
  • Grow local, organic, and sustainably farmed produce for people who experience food insecurity
  • Returning to “right relationship” with ourselves, our environment, and our community.

Work with Me & Piko Farm

The near constant pace and demands of a modern life centered around the internet and productivity have diminished our connection with our humanity and with nature. As a society we are witnessing epidemic rates of anxiety, depression and loneliness. The goal of this work is remembering the power of pausing and rediscovering our innate interdependence with nature. That occurs through the healing/restoration of the environment, growing food for ourselves and those in need, and moving with the natural rhythms of our bodies and nature.

Collaboration with nature and the land are at the heart of working with me. Sessions are a combination of talk-based, somatic/mindfulness-based techniques, and tending land toward developing a relationship of reciprocity. A typical session might look like an opening grounding practice, exploring a prompt while involved in a land tending activity, practicing mindful pauses, observing the environment, and time for reflections. As we cultivate connection with our inner landscape and learn about reciprocation with our natural environment and community, we access clarity, resilience, and an increased sense of purpose and belonging.

Piko Farm, Olympia, WA 98000,

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Monday – Friday

800 – 1600

Saturday

800 – 1500

    As a society we are witnessing epidemic rates of anxiety, depression and loneliness. The goal of this work is remembering the power of pausing and rediscovering our innate interdependence with nature.