Who We Are
Adam grew up in Bucks County, traveled the world learning about permaculture and agroecology, and returned home with the vision of making Hundred Fruit Farm a reality. Adam is an experienced permaculture farmer, designer, and educator, having been involved in permaculture projects across five continents in a wide range of different climates.
Adam's farming roots began in central PA where he apprenticed under an experienced organic farmer for several seasons, learning the ins and outs of rotational grazing, pastured animal systems, vegetable gardening, and small-scale diversified farming.
After graduating from college studying environmental philosophy, Adam received his Permaculture Design Certificate in 2008 from The Panya Project, a permaculture farm and education center in northern Thailand. After completing a master's degree in environmental science in Sweden (and meeting Sunghee there), Adam returned to Panya for a couple years as a co-manager of the site, helping run and teach permaculture courses, managing interns and volunteers, working on numerous natural building projects, managing a diverse food forest, and steeping himself in all things permaculture.
In 2013, Adam started working as a permaculture farm manager and teacher for a non-profit school in The Bahamas. There he managed a 12,000 gallon aquaponic system and 18-acre permaculture farm, producing vegetables, herbs, pastured pork, tilapia, and fruit to help feed the community of 100+ residents and students. He also served as an instructor for hundreds of students of all ages, from toddlers to retirees, using the permaculture farm as an experiential education classroom.
With his family, Adam founded Hundred Fruit Farm in 2015 and began establishing the permaculture systems on the farm the following year. He currently splits his time between managing the farm and doing professional permaculture designs for clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Sunghee is originally from South Korea but now calls Buckingham her home. In addition to helping run the farm with Adam, she is also an animal behaviorist and dog trainer with her own dog training business, Placid Paws. Sunghee has a master's degree in animal behavior. She also received her permaculture design certificate in 2017.
Sunghee loves working with animals of all kinds to achieve positive behaviors, whether that be with our farm animals, shelter dogs at the SPCA, or the many dogs she helps train as part of her business.
Hal & Kathy Dusen
Hal and Kathy are Adam's parents. They are both retired and live on the farm with Adam and Sunghee and occasionally help out with things. Kathy especially enjoys tending the many hens on the farm, making sure they are happy and healthy, and collecting their eggs. Kathy and Hal have lived in Bucks County for over 35 years. Hal is retired from his job as an environmental engineer at the Willow Grove base and Kathy is a retired elementary school teacher. They are proud parents and grandparents, with three grown children and five rambunctious granddaughters.