At the beginning of the 1960s, Miami became a thriving tourist destination. Vacationers swarmed around the best-known hotspot: Miami Beach. Although Miami is an urban city, there are places that most visitors, even residents, don’t know about: The Earth n’ Us Farm. Located in Little Haiti, the Earth n’ Us Farm offers visitors an enjoyable experience of nature.
It all started in the late 1970s when owner Ray Chasser had the vision to create a safe space for his family. Growing up in the Little Haiti, he knew the violence that took place on his side of town. He didn’t want his kids to grow up in a neighborhood with only that. Therefore Chasser purchased his first property, which was an abandoned drug house. Since then, he gradually bought two acres of land that eventually became common living spaces.
Over the years, it became a farm and an idealized sanctuary for animals and individuals to enjoy nature. It has blossomed in many ways, as people pour in to feed animals, donate and participate in activities like potluck dinners, volleyball games, night drum circle sessions and yoga. Not only do they offer various activities, but individuals can also vacation in their famous gumbo limbo treehouse.