Meet the Farmers
The People That Make It Possible
Lead Farmer and Visionary
Ivy Lorraine Walls is a budding farmer, community entrepreneur, and creative visionary located in Houston, Texas. In 2015, Ivy began her journey selling apparel that praises and captures the essence of black and brown communities through Shop The Ivy Files.
Her passion for creating change and a sense of community in the people around her led her to create social networks such as Undisputed Excellence, Jeeping While Black and now Ivy Leaf Farms.
As a graduate of Prairie View A&M University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and minor in Chemistry. Ivy works as a full time Infection Preventionist. The opportunity to work closely with COVID-19 patients during the current global pandemic, she quickly realized the importance of expediting her farming mobility ventures. Places that were once easy for her fellow community members to access have now become inaccessible due to the fear of the virus. Production mobility adds solace to these unprecedented times, and she hopes to continue to foster new developments that will impact the community.
As a Jane of many trades, Ivy Walls hopes to continue nurturing her community while nurturing the world one initiative at a time.
Walter (Poppy) Walls
Lead Farm Hand
Walter is an avid outdoorsman and the muscle around Ivy Leaf Farms. As Ivy’s father his hand is what holds the farm together. He has many years of experience in raising animals, growing vegetables, and handy projects. He serves his community in many ways including youth coaching and mentoring. Walter has a deep pride in his family and helps out his children in all the ways possible.