First and foremost we respect all life while farming. From the red wiggler earthworms building our soil to the larger mammals that provide wonderful manure. Our farm is a living, breathing, life giving ecosystem.
We have established our farm to primarily non irritated crops. Why? To protect the precious resource of water while growing nutrient dense hearty fruits and veggies, not watered down monocrop produce. Dry farming is the farming of the future which just so happens to also be delicious.
We farm with our hands! We use hand tools and wheelbarrows so we can tread lightly on our soil preserving our vast mycelium networks and soil biome. We believe you have better produce and a healthier body when you directly interact with the earth instead of being separated with gas guzzling tractors or heavy machinery. We choose to move our body to farm, always leading with our breath. Farming= Life and Life M O V E S
One of our first priorities at the farm was mycelium network building. The mycelium network forms the foundation for the soil biome and all the plants that grow in it. It does this by forming a communication and transportation network amongst the plants at a cellular level. Mycelium decomposes dying material and starts the cycle of life as insects feed on the fungi, animals eat those insects and larger animals eat those.
Our plants are grown together in communities instead of separate plots allowing them to benefit from biodiversity. Pollinators, ornamental and edibles are all grown together in order to maximize soil use and keep the soil biome healthy and protected.
The health of everything that lives above the soil is a product of the health of everything below the soil. Your health is directly linked to your soils health. As a result, everything that we do and grow is done for the purpose of building the soil. One of the primary ways that we do this is carbon by intercepting waste streams like organic manure, tree trimmings and cover crops. We also grow a large number of trees that help hold our ecosystem together while storing carbon.