Che Salas

Che spent many years as caretaker for a large and very remote ranch deep in the mountains of Carmel Valley designing and maintaining an extensive landscape including irrigation, fruit orchard, lawn, masonry, soil conditioning; maintaining cabins, barns, and surroundings including construction, electrical, plumbing, and firewood supply; maintaining pools, generators, a 4 mile unpaved road, all vehicles and power equipment; and boarding horses, including feeding, health, tack maintenance; all of this occasionally done in extreme heat or freezing cold, and he was alone! Currently, Che acts as our yard-staff supervisor and oversees our physical grounds at the nursery. Fruits, berries, and bonsai are some of his horticultural interests.