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, teaching permaculture design courses and workshops, and creating professional permaculture designs for clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Sunghee is a permaculture farmer, fiber artist, and animal behaviorist. Originally from South Korea, she now calls Hundred Fruit Farm her home.
Sunghee’s permaculture journey started when she met Adam in 2011 in Sweden while she was finishing her master’s degree in animal behavior. Protecting the environment and nature has always been Sunghee’s interest and passion, but the more she spent time in environmental conservation and research, the more hopeless she felt. Instead of pursuing a career in academia, she felt that permaculture has the true potential to make a real change in the world.
Sunghee works closely with our sheep throughout the year and is actively involved in their management. One of Sunghee's biggest passions is working with the wool that our sheep produce each year. She has been learning how to process and hand-spin raw fleece into beautiful wool for knitting and needle felting.
While running the farm with Adam is her main focus, she also uses her animal behavior knowledge into her own dog training business, Placid Paws where she focuses on helping dogs overcome their emotional challenges through optimism and mindfulness.
Megan (she/her) mostly grew up in the state of Delaware and Chester County, PA. She has always felt connected to nature and in 2012 pursued a degree in environmental sciences. While in her program, she felt something was missing and left school. For many years, she worked in restaurants and kitchens and this peaked her interest in food and health. It wasn't until 2017 that she volunteered at a farm in Maine and learned about CSAs.
She then travelled throughout Southeast Asia to eat, learn, and attend a 10-day silent meditation retreat. Upon returning she was determined to become a farmer. Her journey began in Illinois working with Henry Brockman, one of the greatest organic vegetable growers farming today. Megan was called to be closer to family and find non-profit work. This brought her to Carversville Farm Foundation in Bucks County, PA. That same season, she stumbled upon Hundred Fruit Farm where she discovered permaculture, friends and a lifestyle that she would not be able to pass up!
In 2020, she completed a Permaculture Design Course and in 2022 she completed an Advanced PDC. She is also training to become a birth and end-of-life doula. Today Megan, her wife Marissa and their dog Cookie live in their tiny house on Hundred Fruit Farm. They are both passionate about social and environmental justice, design, music, spirituality and of course, sheep!!! Marissa and Megan hope to create an educational, community farm space with their family, where they hope to hold space for healing the land and people alike.
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.