Agro-wellness in one stop

Five years ago today I saw my youngest brother, Richie, take his last breath. Back in May of 2014, Richie was shot several times in Chicago. He died 15 months later from the complications of that shooting. Seeing my brother transition was a humbling experience. He was surrounded by love, laughter, tears, and joy.

When Richie died, I was lost and depressed. Mother Earth saved me. She showed me how to use the trees for shelter, the sun for light and energy, soil for veggies, wildlife for meat and with a little extra effort, generate an income. My brother’s death created space for me to heal with Mother Earth and birth Off Grid In Color. I’ve been doing this work since 2016: pasture raising animals for meat, providing doula services, and educating the community all while landless and with very little funds.

Every year we hold our annual farm-raiser to raise funds for the farm. In light of the racial equity movement, this year’s goal is different. We want to raise funds for land and labor to begin the process of creating a homestead sanctuary for health and wellness!

This campaign will officially drop on September 11th (my solar return) and will continue until we raise these funds. Throughout the farm raiser we will also spread information about racial injustices, Black History, health and wellness, and the vision of OGIC. We’ll also be dropping new t-shirts to help raise funds!

We’re asking people to dig deep. Dig deep into your hearts, networks, and pocket. For more information and to donate visit our gofundme page. You can also donate by Venmo (@offgridincolors) or Cashapp ($offgridincolor) Thank you all for your continued support!
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Our focus


Food is at the center of our work.We used quality products to raise chickens, pigs and turkeys (for Thanksgiving) to feed ourselves and you.

Check out the meat boutique to see our selection.


We are committed to sharing all the knowledge we have gathered over the years when it comes to creating and sustaining a homestead. We offer an array of learning opportunities through farm tours, speaking engagements as well as homestead workshops and retreats.

Learn more here.


Birth deeply coincides with homesteading and our connection with the earth. With that in mind, Off Grid In Color provides wholistics doula services for those embarking on their own birth journey.

Read more about this service here.



Meat Boutique

The Meat Boutique offers only premium and high quality meat that is humanely and sustainably raised with the environment, mother earth, and you in mind. Non-GMO feed. No harmful chemicals. Good Food Raised with Love. Order online here and or buy.

Workshops and retreats

Every May we host workshops and retreats that teach the
fundamentals of self-sufficient
living all the while exploring it’s
health and wellness powers.
Come spend an off grid weekend
learning to preserve food, raise
livestock, garden, and heal your
soul. Sign up here!


Speaking Tours

Through workshops and lectures,
we share how individuals and
communities can transform their
pain into power by connecting
with Mother Earth. Talks generally take place during the winter season. Email us  at

for booking info.

Register for our upcoming talk.


Doula Services

A doula accompanies birth givers in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. Using knowledge and experience, a doula provides emotional support, physical comfort and, as needed, communication with the medical staff to make sure that families have the information needed to make informed decisions as they arise in labor. OGIC offers customized birth and postpartum doula services. Contact us for more details!

Explore Our Awesomeness

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About us


In a nutshell

Off Grid In Color is a sanctuary for health and wellness providing quality meat and education.

Our mission.

To lead others to greater self-sufficiency through farm raised food, birth coaching, and community outreach.

The homestead

The homestead is the foundation of living: it is the way back to nature, a point of reference, and the source of wisdom. It’s the way to provide for oneself  and others. It’s security and personal utopia. It’s the innermost desires actualized in practice. It’s the world we all live in reimagined and simplified. Keeping only the best parts. Using borrowed practices from a number of different healthier, freer, and greener ways to live such as minimalism, intermittent fasting, permaculture, and collective savings.



 Chantel Johnson

Chantel Johnson is passionate about helping lead people back to enjoying simple ways of living while reconnecting with their inner spirit. Chantel’s passions are effectuated everyday. As a social worker, doula, and homesteader in North Carolina, she is able to teach and show people a nontraditional way of living. In today’s day and age that’s just what the soul needs. Since obtaining her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Washington and moving to North Carolina, her life visions have continued to expand. She has since received her doula certification from G.R.R.A.C.E.E. National Doula Academy and has devoted her energies to homesteading.
Her visions are continually growing and she hopes to help nurture the visions of others in her larger community with her teachings and ever-expanding knowledge.

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We look forward to working with you.
About Us

Offering wellness through food, birth work and hands on learning.

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Come learn at the farm, or have us come to you!