In an ideal world,
A world we might well inhabit one day…
We will not have to’ preserve’ or ‘protect’ land
Because we will have learned what is means to be good stewards.
-Terry Tempest Williams
MATURE FARM VISION
One day Jeff and I dreamed of what would be a mature Good Humus Farm; we felt that the following was what would help create a sustainable farm that could continue from generation to generation…
v Farm family has security of farming the land
v Farm family has an affordable housing
v Enough land to secure income for two families
v Farm worker housing
v 30-40 acres
v 1/2 of farm in planted to perennial (fruit trees, vines ect.)
v 10-20% of land is in native habitat
v farm animals to further the closing the loop of the farm inputs and outputs/fertilizer production
v Energy production on farm power/generation on the farm for the farm
v Educational infrastructure (shower, kitchen, bathroom) for Educational program -conference room
v Must have support from its local community that is committed to the farm
v seed production
v feed production for farm animals
v reduction of transportation or produce bio fuelv farm ownership- transition process to the next generation
At Good Humus Produce….
Care taking the earth is our life and relationship with all life matters.
Diversity is the key to sustainability. It takes more than one generation to build a farm, and farming for the next generation matters. Creating and maintaining an affordable farms for the next generation is our gift to our community. People are why we farm and we find that friends and connections sustain us.