Our History

Located in Howey-in-the-Hills, A Natural Farm & Educational Center is a family owned and operated farm specializing in Chemical Free Agriculture.

Founded in 2012 by Luc & Sonia Duytsche, the main focus on the farm is the production and selling of edible plants, fruit trees, fresh ginger roots, blueberries & blackberries. The secondary mission of the farm is offering free or low-cost educational classes for both children and adults on sustainable farming, gardening and plant production through hands-on workshops.

Born in France, with background degrees in horticulture and business, Luc Duytsche has worked 20+ years in the states perfecting natural, chemical free gardening here in Florida. Arriving as a student intern in 1992, Luc began his career with a large Lake County tree farm and by 1994, he returned with his family to call Florida home. Since then, Luc worked for several plant nurseries before opening his own farm & educational center.

Natural Growing Practices

Realizing the harmful effects that synthetic chemicals have on the farm's workers, our customer's health & our environment, A Natural Farm relies on a 100% chemical free approach to growing healthy, poison-free plants. This means no artificial fertilizers, insecticides or herbicides are ever used on the farm. Worm castings, composted turkey & horse manures, biological insecticides & fungicides, such as neem oil, are utilized.

The farm is has a steady foundation built upon Luc's years of experience, developing techniques to eliminate pests, control weeds & grow sustainably without the need of synthetic solutions. For example, the farm utilizes mats made of natural components in each plant's pot to limit the amount of weeds. In addition, the seeds we use are not genetically modified or altered in anyway, reminiscent of the vegetables from our grandmother’s garden. The farm grows their plants just as nature has intended and with the tools Mother Earth has provided.


With more people concerned with where their food is coming from & questioning how it is grown, modern farming operations are becoming obsolete. A naturalistic approach that cooperates with nature is needed to build an thriving & sustainable food production. Luc has dedicated himself & his farm to this type of practice and makes himself available to pass along this knowledge to others. Whether you are a family looking to start a healthy, cost-saving garden or a large agricultural operation seeking to regulate growing practices & increase responsibility, simply contact us below.



(352) 536-3112



23630 Florida 19
Howey-in-the-Hills FL 34737



Mon–Sat 9a–5p

Edible Plants Shipped to Your Garden

Fruiting Plants

We specialize in Blueberry BushesAvocado, Mango, Olive, Barbados Cherry & Miracle Berry, with 80+ species of fruiting & edible plants available.

Edible Plants

From Moringa, known as the "Tree of Life", Cranberry Hibiscus & Sugar Cane to annuals like Lettuces, Celery, Tomatoes & Peppers.


Ginger Roots

Ginger Roots are used worldwide for their extensive medicinal properties. We sell edible, high quality rhizomes and rooted plants of Yellow Ginger and Turmeric.



Plant Sales/Festivals

Mount Dora Plant & Garden Festival

Saturday Nov 14, 2020 Sunday Nov 15, 2020

Mount Dora, FL







On the Farm


Learn and Grow Festival- 2020

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We are super excited to welcome you to the first Learn and Grow Festival at A Natural Farm on Saturday, October 24th & Sunday, October 25th (9:00 – 5:00).  

Vendors: We will have 6 Plant vendors on site selling fruit trees & edible plants, herbs, cactus and exotics, ornamentals, pollinators plants, and orchids. We also will have Made by a Bee our local honey vendor who will be selling honey and honey products, and Permaculture Designer and community director Caitlin Fogarty, will be selling her mushroom grow kits!

Plant Pick up: If you’re excited by all these wonderful options and end up buying more than you can carry, no need to worry! We will be running a plant shuttle/ pick up service for our guests. Once you purchase your plants you will receive a two sided ticket, one section will be your receipt and the other will be attached to your plant. The purchased plants will then head to a pick up station located on the front road side of A Natural Farm. When you are ready to leave the event you will head back to your car, exit our parking area and turn right on the grass shoulder ( not the road) to head down to the Plant pick up tent.

Payments accepted: All festival vendors will be accepting cash, Visa, and Mastercard payments at their tents for purchases. Our nursery will be open as usually, and you are welcome to browse our outdoor fruit trees, shade houses, and greenhouses during the festival. Visit a staff member at the vendor tent for A Natural Farm, to make your payment.

Food/ Entertainment: For food and drinks, Burgers and Booch a 100% Vegan Food Truck will be serving up healthy snacks drinks, and our friend Arnaud will be fundraising for Second Harvest Food Bank by selling slices of vegan coffee cakes- YUM! As for entertainment, we will have activities to keep visiting kiddos busy, and around mid-day on Saturday, Sol Varon, a local Mount Dora musician will be sharing some tunes!

Workshops: Lastly, if you’re interested in learning and networking with other plant enthusiasts, make sure to sign up for a FREE workshop. Workshop topics will include : Growing Perennial Vegetables, Medicinal Plants for the Home, Fruit tree planting and pruning, Bee care and pollinators, and an Intro to Edible Landscaping. Workshops will be held on both Saturday and Sunday in our large open air barn. Follow the link here or click below to reserve a spot so our instructors can be prepare the space for the class size. https://forms.gle/muKENHMteCgdg39L6

Parking: Festival parking will be on our neighbor’s adjacent 3 acre lot, so we have plenty of room! Please follow the event road signs as your approach our address, as parking will not be on A Natural Farm property. We have included a map to the Festival above.

Thank you for supporting your local community and we look forward to seeing Saturday and Sunday October 24th & 25th at A Natural Farm.

See to you soon.

Luc & the team

352 536 3112

Click the orange button below to reserve your spot for the FREE workshops at the

Learn and Grow Festival!

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To schedule an event, plant sale or educational seminar, please contact us.


 Visitors & Friends of A Natural Farm


Educational Center


To have healthy, happy people, it begins with healthy, happy plants.

A Natural Farm's mission is to help adults and children learn the foundations of farming and connect families to their food source.

With over 10+ years experience in farming, gardening & natural practices, it is the duty of A Natural Farm to supply our local community with the knowledge on creating and maintaining a lifelong garden. This means providing families with the proper education on how farms & edible gardens can operate naturally. We take pride in our growing practices, so much so, that our classes are free of charge and available to the public, classrooms, school field trips or just about anybody willing to learn and get their hands dirty!

Topics covered & discussed:

  • Chemical Free, Natural Gardening
  • Tips & Tools
  • Farm Production
  • Worm Castings
  • Plant Varieties & Identification
  • Medicinal Plants

On the Farm Workshops:

Learn to plant fruit trees, covering fertilization, watering & site selection for specific trees and edibles.

Visiting friends of the farm offer their knowledge on subjects like bee keeping, Yerba Mate or growing in raised beds.

Connect With Your Local Farmer

Call (352) 536–3112 or E-mail us directly here.
Our farm is open Monday through Saturday from 9 to 5 and located at 23630 State Road 19 in Howey in the Hills. We are available for sales, educational seminars, consulting & general information on our growing practices.

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