About Us

Frank & Lena

Barking Cat Farm is a small acreage speciality farm, founded in 2014, that focuses on growing high quality crops in an organic and sustainable manner. We focus on improving soil biology by applying compost and compost teas, based on examination of the biology in the soil. The main farm is being converted to a whole-farm permaculture system. Both Laurie & Kim have their Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Design Course.

Kim Martin has been an avid vegetable gardener all of her life. She ruined a perfectly good hobby when she and Laurie Bostic started Barking Cat Farm. She still enjoys growing and finds it a life long learning experience. Kim regularly teaches classes to help gardeners learn how to be more successful. She has completed all of Dr. Elaine Ingham’s Soil Foodweb classes with distinction and is now in the consultant trainee program.

Laurie Bostic never thought she’d be a farmer, although she comes from a good Polish farming background. But then she and Kim Martin started Barking Cat Farm. Laurie is the chief tractor mechanic, irrigation specialist, small equipment and fencing expert, insect identifier, and groundskeeper. Laurie is in the process of completing Dr. Ingham’s classes.

Our Name comes from a brainstorming session where we, as two retired engineers, were trying and failing to come up with a catchy name. Frank, the “barking cat” walked by and gave us some lip and that was our light bulb moment!


Memberships

Specialty Cut Flower Growers
Go Texan
Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association