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Lettuce Babies | Jupiter Ridge Farm

Adrian White, Professional Freelance Writer | Health, Agriculture, Gardening, Sustainability, Food, Nutrition, Herbalism
Co-owner Jupiter Ridge Mushrooms & Veg |
Organic Farmer since 2009 
Owner of Deer Nation Herbs | Certified Herbalist since 2012
Upwork Portfolio | Contently Portfolio
wordcraft88@gmail.com | deernationherbs@gmail.com |
403 4th St. Garber, Iowa 52048


Young Midwestern Farmers Want To Grow Sustainable Food – But They Need Help | The Guardian
Why Supporting Regenerative Agriculture is the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Health | Rodale’s Organic Life
6 Best Hoop Houses and Greenhouse for Growing Your Own Food Year Round | Rodale’s Organic Life
Can You Still Trust the USDA Certified Organic Label? | Rodale’s Organic Life
The Coming Agricultural Crisis – And 8 Things You Can Do About It Right Now | Rodale’s Organic Life
A Land Trust Asks Farmers to Change Their Ways | Civil Eats


Healthline (April 2017-Present) – Regular Contributor
Can Aloe Vera Juice Treat IBS?

Can You Use Essential Oils for Bug Bites?
Are Phytoestrogens Good for You
What Are the Health Benefits of Eleuthero?
Can Peppermint Oil Benefit Your Hair?
What Is Acerola Cherry?
Can Apple Cider Vinegar Cure Erectile Dysfunction?

(for more examples of my Healthline contributions, check out my Upwork or Contently Portfolio)

Rodale’s Organic Life (March 2017-Present) – Regular Freelance Contributor

Primal Herb LLC (July 2016-present) – Contributing Writer
Regular writer of product description articles, content, and blog articles for herbal supplement company (focusing on products like reishi, cordyceps, jiao-gu-lan, and more for promoting health and wellness).

Reishi Cracked Shell Spores
Maitake is the Best Mushroom for a Powerful Immune System
How to Promote Healthy Aging with This One Mushroom
Natural Ways That Will Help with Rheumatoid Arthritis 
How to Relieve Anxiety with This Herbal Combination
How to Restore the Immune System with Ashwagandha

(for more examples of my Primal Herb contributions, check out my Upwork or Contently Portfolio)

Flowers of the Herbalist | Deer Nation Herbs

Paradise Herbs (Nov. 2017-present) – Occasional Contributing Writer

Herbs for Seasonal Change

Deer Nation Herbs (Owner Nov. 2013-present) – Articles, Content, Design, Photography, Social Media Outreach
Writer, Owner, Blogger – A combination writing services website/D.I.Y. blog tailored to those empowering themselves via the “Slow Medicine” movement: herbs, nutrition, food, folk healing and at-home remedies.  Writing periodic articles based on herbalism, wellness, nutrition, “Food as Medicine,” sustainable agriculture, and controversial subjects about health: including photos and unique recipes with food and herbs tying in health with absolute deliciousness. Many articles ranked high in Google search engines, along with cross-links to some major websites – including celebrity Katherine Heigl’s lifestyle blog.

Healing Shrubs: Herbal Mocktails & Cocktails

Making Floral Simple Syrups
The Herbal Neti Pot
Black Strap Nettle Syrups
How to Make Cottonwood Salve

Emerald Kingdom Greenhouse (Nov. 2016-present) – Contributing Writer, Copywriter, Technical Writer
Regular writer for greenhouse retail website, various greenhouse growing kits including light deprivation – educational and how-to articles that funnel to products. Putting together blog posts through WordPress and other platforms.

Food Undressed! Personal Chef Eva McLaurin (Feb. 2017-Present) – Ongoing Copywriter
Working with #1 personal chef of the Arlington, Virginia area on the content and copy for her business. Creating guides and ebooks to promote and educate on plant-based lifestyle ethos and the health benefits of her culinary approach, while helping shape a unique, catchy voice for her business through literature.

Regenis: Anaerobic Digesters (April 2017-Present) – Article/Blog Writer

California Digester Grant Program Re-Opens for Applications
Bipartisan Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act Introduced in U.S. Senate

California Digester Grants On Hold

Foodal / Gardener’s Path (Jan. 2016-March 2017) –Contributing Writer, Blogger, Editor, Photographer, Social Media Outreach

Writer and contributing editor with some social media and photography contributions to the food and review blog Foodal, and the similar gardening/outdoor lifestyles themed blog Gardener’s Path. Responsible for creating content, writing SEO-optimized articles, editing of other writers’ articles, formatting and putting together layout of WordPress posts and recipes, creation of posting guides, and management of Pinterest social media.

International Association of Wellness Professionals (Feb. 2016-June 2016) – Contributor of Professional Content
Contributor ghost-written professional training content for a leading international health and wellness coach training program (references can be provided if requested).

Mindable (Nov. 2013-Jan. 2016) – Marketing Pieces/Supervising Writer
Supervising Writer – longest-running freelance client.  Specialized in astrology readings, procured fresh copy daily, promoted to position of Supervising Writer within less than a year.  Given task to overlook, review, correct, edit work, and handle team of writers; dealt with more difficult customers and clients through the company, all while working on unique marketing pieces.

Jupiter Ridge Mushrooms and Veg (formerly Oak Savanna) (2014-present) – Web Master, Articles, Content, Photography, Newsletters/Blog Updates
Business website of blossoming farm operation Oak Savanna Mushrooms and Swine, shiitake and oyster mushroom growing operation with a sporadic Swine CSA.  All photography and content contributed by myself.

Echollective Farm & CSA (2011-2014) – Articles/Newsletters/Brochure/Web Content only between 2011 and late 2013
Field Manager, Administrator, CSA Administrator, Newsletter Writer, Blogger – writing weekly articles informing organic farm members of the weekly produce they receive, as well as farm updates/important information about farm developments.  Includes recipes and nutritional information for members to use with their produce.  Farm Manager for the farm operation itself during that time.


Gardening Know How | Figwort Plant Information: Guide to Growing Figworts in Your Garden
Human Cell Integrity | Herbalism Blog Articles
Nature’s Ideal | 5 Amazing Adaptogens for Health
Livin3 | Health and Wellness Blog Articles (Jan. 2016)


“7 Laws of Flawless Skin” – Re-formatting 30,000 word E-book
Re-formatting E-book for easier flow and readership, all about natural and holistic approaches to skin care.  Restructuring content so information in book makes sense, is less overwhelming, and simpler to read.

Balal Naeem (Aug. – Sept. 2015) – “Foraging Wild and Healing Foods: 30 Plants and Fungi for Wildcrafting and Wellness” 12,000 word E-book
Commissioning expert guide on wild edibles, forage plants and medicinal herbs/mushrooms in a succinct, easy-to-read E-book form of 12,000 pages.  Meant to be an introductory guide to the aspiring wild-crafter, forager, and culinary enthusiast.

CarmaBooks, Holistic Health Education (June 2015-present) – E-Books

  • Healthy Gut Solution: Healing Herbs and Clean Eating Guide for Optimal Digestive Health
  • Natural Anti-Inflammatory Remedies: Heal Inflammation with Holistic Herbs, Foods, and Supplements – Reduce Pain and Regain Energy!
  • Hypothyroid Health: 20+ Strategies and Herbal Remedies to Heal Your Thyroid Naturally.
  • Autoimmune Support: A Guide to Autoimmune Disease
  • Homemade Herbal Medicine: Your Essential Guide to Herbs and DIY Remedies for Heath and Healing

Each includes in-depth sections on physiology, workings of imbalances, related conditions/symptoms, specific herbs, healing properties, referenced medical approaches, as well as diet/nutritional tips and powerful healing foods. Contributed information and copy.


University of Minnesota, Morris (2007-2009)
Completed .5 of a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish language, including a 12 credit, fully-immersed internship to South American for Food, Agriculture, and Latin American Studies with a completed thesis.

California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism – Charles Garcia (2012-2013)
Basic training and knowledge on all things herbalism.  Coursework on 100+ uses of medicinal plants and how to treat both common and chronic ailments, from colds and flus to diabetes and cancer.  Certification upon completion.

Apprenticeship in Herbal Medicine – Stephany Hoffelt, Naturally Simple Living (2013-2014)
Basic training and knowledge on all things herbalism, and more.  Practice of herbalism in a clinical setting, along with in-depth education on anatomy, physiology, material medica of 100+ more herbs, along with nutrition and protocol training for potential clients.  Curriculum formed for the aspiring herbalist headed towards AHG Registered Herbalist status.  Certification upon completion.


Essential Herbal Magazine (2014-2015)
Contributed articles on herbal topics for audiences around the country, #1 print folk herbalist magazine in the nation.  Furnished articles including recipes and in-depth discussion on herbal healing and experiences.

Wild Rose Hips | Iowa Herbalist