Our ecological farming goal is to learn from nature and try to mimic the Oak Savanna, which is the highest food producing model in our biosphere.
GRAZING AND PERMACULTURE
We combine permanent pasture grazing with perennial fruit and nut production to simulate the Oak Savanna. Our system was designed in 2010 with Mark Shepard of New Forrest Ag. We installed a system of key line water retention swales throughout the farm and began to integrate plantings of perennial crops such as fruit trees, hazelnut, and elderberry plants.
We present periodic workshops and pasture walks. These are hands-on, walk about events with folks from wonderful organizations like New Forest Ag, the Savanna Institute, Riveredge Nature Center, and Glacier Land RC &D.
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