In Harmony with the earth
We believe in giving back to the earth so that it may continue to give back to us. Sustainable practices are not enough, that’s why we are regenerative. We don’t subscribe to one methodology, our cultivation techniques include biodynamic and permaculture practices. Like different tools in a tool box, we utilize each method based on what the situation calls for.
Permaculture is a farming methodology that breaks up farm chores into “systems.” Systems are designed to work together to reduce waste. For example, compost is used to create compost tea, which is them used as nutrients for the garden. In this way, the farm becomes a self-generating entity that converts “waste” into energy for something else.
The moon, planets and stars have their own rhythm. Plants might not have ears but they can hear the cosmic song that our spaceship Earth is dancing to. We acknowledge this by following the phases of the moon and planting according to her calendar. This is a fundamental part of Biodynamic farming, which we use along with garden landscaping to determine where our plants will spend the season.
We believe that the sun and the earth offer much more than what you can buy from a store (or a grid). Although we still use light supplementation for our greenhouse plants, more than half of our garden is trained to grow for a full nine month season outdoors.
n. The set of observable characteristics of an individual (plant) resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment.
The gallery below catalogs several leaf examples from our 2018 experimental garden. Notice how some leaves are similar to others although they are different cultivars (strains). Alternately, notice how different leaves can appear from the same cultivar. This is an expression of phenotypes, or the characteristics of a certain plant that has occurred from how the plant has matured in our unique environment, with our care.