While sustainable and green farming or gardening have become popular in the last few years, we have been using green growing methods since our farms beginning. We view our farm as a diverse system, incorporating Biological Diversity, Crop Rotation, and Permaculture growing into every aspect of the farm. We combine composting, cover cropping, and plant variety selection to maintain healthy soil fertility.
If you want to learn about growing green and being food independent, you have come to the right place. Our site if full of useful information on topics ranging from growing arugula to building fences from your own forest to installing solar panels to pump you water.
Over the years we have learned to manufacture all of our tractor fuel from waste vegetable and to run our gas powered gear on farm grown ethanol. We have taken rickety old buildings and remodeled them into energy efficient useful shelters. Heated with fiber, wind and the sun.
We generate a large portion of our electricity with our photovoltaic solar panels. And what we don’t produce we either purchased from PGE’s renewable energy program or use ethanol based generators. Even our water is pumped using farm-generated solar power.
When we need gas and we don’t want to buy propane, we use a methane digester system to make the gas from farm waste. This system suppies heat for our greenhouses. Finally, all of our fertilizer is derived from compost made here on the farm.To learn more about green farming take a look at our Blog and our Resource Library. Materials purchased through our library help keep this website going and our farm thriving.