Farming for us is a way of life, not a vocation. We strive to farm in a way that supports life and creates fertility. Our practices are gentle upon the landscape, yet we maintain an incredibly high production/yield per square foot. We love to show that high quality production doesn’t have to come at a cost to nature.
Community and relationships are central to how we build and operate the farm. Whether it's through our veggie boxes, farmer’s markets, fellowships, restaurant partners or farm workers, we are always scheming how we can include people and togetherness, in the fabric of what we do.
AGROECOLOGY AND PERMACULTURE
We take a lot of inspiration from methodologies encouraging the use of good design and the inclusion of natural elements and patterns in the landscape. Trees and other perennial plants are central to our farmscape and provide us with animal habitat, windbreaks, forage, financial income and beauty.
LIVING SOILS & NO-TILL
Our production methods are based around our strong belief in creating living soils. Soils are the base of a healthy eco-system and fertile farm, and therefore we priorities building our soil health as a core practice of our farming ethos. One method we use to encourage such soil health is called ‘no till’ or ‘minimal till’ farming. Practically, this means we minimise our impact on soil biology by not inverting or unnecessarily disturbing the natural soil structure. This encourages bacterial life, fungal life, and the soil web to thrive and create balance and fertility within our soils. We strongly believe this is a core element of regenerative farming and ‘farming for the future’.
RETREAT WITH PURPOSE
The Mossy Willow Retreat exist to give a place for passionate people to dream, collaborate, create and share. There is nothing more refreshing and rejuvenating than this.