HOW IT ALL STARTED
In the spring of 2018, we started the farm with a small fenced-in garden. The garden needed a fence because of roaming deer and our grazing goats. The garden grew an abundance of tomatoes and squash along with other vegetables and a small patch of flowers. The ground needed an initial till to break up the compacted dirt. Every bed was prepared with cardboard and compost, and the paths were filled with cardboard and wood chips.
Each year, we have decreased the amount of vegetables and increased the variety of flowers, in addition to the square footage of the garden. We have added perennial flowers and fruits, a rose garden, and chickens. We continue to learn how to best steward the land that we grow on in an effort to improve the quality of the soil and the plants we tend.
Today, we have just under 1/4 acre in use growing flowers and perennial fruits and vegetables.
ORGANIC & REGENERATIVE PRACTICES
We strive to maintain organic practices, though we are not a certified organic farm. This means that we never spray flowers, fruits, or vegetables with pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. We find that healthy soil is the best way to get healthy plants and to decrease pest pressure. To get healthy soil, we implement regenerative farming practices.
Regenerative farming means that we are rebuilding soil organic matter and increasing the soil's biodiversity. We practice regenerative farming by using no-till methods, making and using our own compost, utilizing mulched or living pathways, cover cropping, rotating crops, putting the chickens to work to turn weeds into waste for compost, vermi-composting, keeping the beds planted as much as possible, and intercropping. We look forward to learning more about natural farming and how to implement those practices on the farm. All of this means that we can turn healthy soil into healthy plants.
The exciting part of organic and regenerative farming practices is that there is always more to learn.
Our mission is to share beauty and instill joy in your life.
We do this by growing beautiful blooms that flourish in healthy soil through organic and regenerative farming practices.
We believe that...
Flowers instill joy, connect people, and create memories.
We are called to steward and care for our little patch of land.
Growing beautiful flowers through organic and regenerative practices, protecting the soil, and attracting pollinators and native birds is vital.
Buying locally is important to investing in your community.