About Us

Ken  looking after plants

Sage Winds & Gourd Farm is family owned and operated in the high desert mountains of San Diego County, where wild White Sage grows naturally.

Our White Sage is organically grown, and it is sustainable. We sprout our White Sage from seed gathered from a wild patch on our 40 acres farm. All we add is water, sparingly.

Wild harvesting by commercial interests, along with a prolonged drought, development, and wild fires in San Diego County, have put the native growth of White Sage in stress and endangers its very existence here.

Salvia apiana is a product that has had particular appeal around the world for humans. It has been used in rituals of purification for thousands of years, by every culture that has come in contact with it.

Sage Winds Farm encompasses 40 acres along the Historic Old Hwy. 80, about 70 miles East of the Pacific Ocean in San Diego County, California, where “White Sage” grows naturally.

Ken & Ellen have been cultivating their farm land for 10 years. “When White Sage is thriving over the entire 40 acres, we want to open our property up for farm tours. We will retail many products that have Sage oil in them. For now we are busy growing more Sage plants. Our 40 acres farm is far enough from urban areas to have fresh air without pollution. Our water has a lot of minerals, which are required for White Sage to thrive; water that originally flushed the roots of desert plants like Salvia apiana before it became part of the natural aquifers in this region.”

Ken Taylor and Ellen Woodward-Taylor, owners and operators of Sage Winds Farm, have long and passionate histories of growing plants whether ornamental tree flowers or food products. Since their beginnings, their practices have included natural, sustainable, and organic growing.

Ken Taylor grew up on a farm that depended greatly on marketable products to sustain his family. His experience includes planting, cultivating, and harvesting of marketable food products. He learned how to store food products, either by canning, drying, and stock piling to last through the winter, both for his parents family and the livestock they kept.