Javier is originally from the state of Guerrero, Mexico and now based in Woodburn, Oregon. In the last 6 years he has focused on growing traditional plants and vegetables in a way that allows us to exercise our ancestral traditions through agriculture. With this in mind, he focuses in unifying our grandfather's/ grandmother's ancestral knowledge and practices with our youth, to keep our relationship with the land, plants, fungi, and every being that gives us knowledge and allows us to coexist alive. As a hobby, he likes to hike in the mountains, collect plants, roots, and wild mushrooms. Also, he enjoys making string instruments, traditional Native American stone pipes, and traditional cooking.