After spending many years in Boston working on Earthworks Projects Boston, Bill moved west to farm his own land and to play his music. He first found his home in Anderson Valley and planted many seeds. An incredible salad became his signature offering from his Floodgate Farm. Soon after meeting Jaye, the two moved to Elk and continued to search for the right place to call home and to plant roots together. They found their future farm in Redwood Valley, California. The name is Floodgate Farm On Heart Mountain. Just before the move, Bill released his first cd "Of this Earth" which features all original compositions that defy category. The music ranges from Classically inspired to Broadway leanings. Have a listen. Click Below or: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/billtaylor4 Bill continues to compose rich, original music and continually learns new and more efficient ways of producing good biologically grown food. His second cd "Nature's Dream" is complex and layered, both jazz and classically inspired well worth the listen. It features Paul McCandless, George Husaruk, Margie Salcedo Rice, and Yanahay Hooper, and Jaye. They love doing house concerts as well as larger venues. Contact us for more information!
Working night and day in her studio and surrounds of Los Angeles, Jaye finally listened to her body of work "Chase the Monkey" when it urged her to make the move to a more natural way of living. Jaye thought it might be more fun to take the leap with a partner, and began searching for Bill. She found him living up in Northern California. He moved her out of the City. Together they make music, food and other creations. Salad University is just one of their adventures. The pair host the third Monday of the month's "Farm and Garden Show" on Mendocino's Public Radio Station KZYX. Art continues to be the main passion for Jaye and she is offering classes in creativity. She recently earned her Masters of Fine Art in Creative Practice at Transart Institute. When possible, Jaye paints the landscape of which she grows increasingly fond. Lately her time is spent working on a film about the Redwood Complex and Grade Fires of 2017. She is looking to restore the land surrounding the garden and orchard to pre-European/Russian occupation.