Nicolas Garcia


I have been interested in plants as food and medicine since I was a small child helping my mother in the garden and listening to her stories about my Buela’s mother who used to make medicines and salves out of plants in her garden where my Buela played and ate fruit as a child. I went all in and started growing when the cost of academic pursuit became so prohibitive that I even went to the lengths of living in my 2 door Tacoma for the last 3 semesters I attended, complete with mobile garden in the truck bed. I guerrilla gardened for a few years before launching an edible landscaping company named Anti-Hero Farms in an attempt to convert suburbs from lawn to food production from 2009-2013. In 2013, my wife and I secured the land where we now manage Treehouse Urban Farm and Landscaping. Sarah studied horticulture and we now design, consult, and install native and edible landscapes throughout the Kansas City metro. We also manage a native plant nursery and working 0.9-acre urban farm. We produce duck eggs, jams, jellies, hot sauces, BBQ sauces, spice mixes, fermented items, teas, and we are adding honey products, soaps, and self care items in 2022. Our dream is to one day employ a few full-time positions with living wages, establish food secure neighborhoods throughout the KC Metro, and teach and steward habitat restoration and ecological balance throughout.