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Kara Everett (left) of Duluth and Heather-Marie Bloom of Saginaw use clips to attach greenhouse tomatoes to a growing line at Rising Phoenix Community Farm near Saginaw on Sunday morning. (Clint Austin /

Saginaw organic farm sows seeds on other people's property

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Most people would assume the first thing a farmer needs is land.

But a visit to Rising Phoenix Community Farm near Saginaw and a conversation with its founder, Heather-Marie Bloom, quickly turns that notion on its head.


Although she owns not even one clod of dirt, Bloom didn’t let that small complication stand in the way of her dream to launch an organic farm.

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