Regenerative, No-Till Agriculture
Our commitment to sustainability and responsibility to our Earth goes beyond the Certified-Organic badge, as not all organic farming methods are sustainable. The cornerstone of our farming practice is the decision to never till our soil.
Tillage, or mechanical soil disruption, is used in conventional agriculture to introduce nutrients, aerate soil, and eradicate weeds. However, this also negatively affects the land by creating compaction layers of soil that cause water runoff, carrying away nutrients and polluting bodies of water. Native worm populations that would otherwise aerate soil and create organic matter for plants to thrive in are wiped out. Mycorrhizal fungal networks are also disrupted, shutting down plant-to-plant communication and transfer of nutrients.
Through our natural and responsible agricultural practices, we aim to:
- Maintain a healthy soil structure by minimizing erosion (1, 2, 3)
- Increase biodiversity of microbial, fungal, and plant life (1, 2.)
- Increase worm populations (1, 2, 3)
- Reduce water usage for irrigation (1, 2)
Sustainable, regenerative agricultural practices require working with nature rather than against it. We focus on building our soil, increasing biodiversity, and utilizing closed-loops on our farm, practices that recycle native nutrients and organic matter back into the land it was grown from.