Our Philosophy on Farming

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Here at Woodwynn Farms, both collectively and as individuals we like to think of ourselves not as Masters of the land but rather students of it.

Permaculture Farming:

While we do not abide by any one single farming practice (organic, biodynamics, permaculture, natural farming, conventional farming, etc.), we take what we feel are the best practices of each to make our own.

“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.”
—Bill Mollison

We do this because each piece of land and each group of farmers on a piece of land is unique and individualistic.IMG_2773

We get inspiration not only from the land itself but also from past experience, community members, other farmers and from the likes of Masanobu Fukuoka, Joel Salatin, Bill Mollison, Rudolf Steiner, Paul Stamets and, Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis.

Everything on the farm is grown non-certified organic and with the upmost care and attention; no chemical herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, or GMO’s. We at Woodwynn believe not only in sustainable practices but also in sustainable produce which is why all our seed is open pollinated; meaning we can collect seed to replant the next year.

Also all our annual fruit and vegetables are heirloom varieties, we take great care in picking out these heirlooms because they contain higher nutrient levels, taste better and help to expand the diversity of food that it available, oh and did we mention that they’re sure fun to look at!

 

 

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