plant + soil health
annual soil tests help us grow healthy, nutrient-dense food in soil that is nutritionally balanced and biologically active.
we use organic, slow-release sources of nutrition to feed our soil and the plants we grow.
we take time to understand the complexities of soil chemistry to allow us to make choices that will yield nutrient-dense food and enhance the ability of our soils to support life at all scales.
we believe that a healthy ecology is the only foundation for building truly sustainable food systems.
we make choices that honor our indebtedness to these larger systems by attending to the health of the whole farm.
some ways that we do this are: reserving wildlife habitat, restoring hedgerows, removing legacy hazards (barbed wire, plastic), propagating native trees and flowers, and protecting our natural springs.
We are always learning more about the complexities of soil, plant and human health.
Here are some of our most recommended resources.
The Regenerative Agriculture Podcast with John Kempf
The Poor Prole's Almanac Podcast