HONEY + WAX = BEEKEEPING
A couple of Beekeepers can go a long way!
Honey is full of nutrients our community needs including niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, copper, iron, and others.
Also, it doesn’t spoil, and can be used for a variety of health benefits, such as soothing coughs, boosting memory, treating wounds, relieving seasonal allergies, & much more.
Some residents want to use the wax for candles, cosmetics, etc..
Lastly, bees can help make our plants healthy as they pollinate, as well as our fruit trees in nearby orchards which helps our economy significantly!
COMMERCIAL VS SUSTAINABLE FARMING
Rather than producing the crops that local communities want and need, large-scale industrial agriculture relies on government subsidies, wastes massive amounts of food (According to the National Resources Defense Council, approximately 20% of produce is never even harvested) and pushes corn and soy in the name of profit, ignoring health and environmental consequences. Value, in this system, is reduced to dollars rather than defined holistically—taking into account the quality of life of the farmers, their communities and their ecosystems.
We want to be able to produce food for 200 people on one acre of active cultivation. The farm can produce more food on less than ⅓ the acreage most farms generally use. We would like to put our minds together and offer a way to put our community and our actual needs at the center of food production by combining the “volume of mass production with the focus and flexibility of craft production.”
100% ORGANIC, PASTURE RAISED & GMO FREE
We intend to grow all or some of the grain required by our hens. This creates a sustainable on-farm cycle of growing grain, feeding it to the hens, then taking their waste and returning it to the fields to fertilize the next crop. We pray our organic hens will enjoy a strictly organic non-GMO diet – free of animal by-products, synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other chemical additives.