Sustainable/Heirloom Gardening

We are fortunate to have wonderful soil in our 2400 square foot garden. Located in the flood plain of the Shenandoah River (but far enough away to be safe) the soil is rich, crumbly, full of earthworms and even smells good! This will be the third season of gardening at the farm.

We choose to grow our produce without the use of chemical herbicides and pesticides, focusing instead on taking care of the soil in order to grow the healthiest, most vibrant plants which are naturally more resistant to insects and disease.

We are very grateful to the Valley Conservation Council and Agua Fund for providing a grant to grow the garden last summer. We are growing vegetables from seeds we saved from the 2013 garden. We also very much appreciate the volunteers who come out and pull weeds, help plant and harvest and flick pests into buckets of soapy water!  Here is a link to our 2013 final report.

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