Soil is the foundation of farming. To improve soil health is to strengthen our Farm’s resilience – the two are intertwined.
We build soil by using cover crops, crop rotations, compost, and natural rock amendments, grazing and minimum tillage strategies. These are the keys to maintaining good soil fertility and to growing crops that are full of nutrients and flavor. These practices also help us manage weeds, pests, and disease on the farm. Our goal is to create a resilient, self-nourishing cycle that replenishes its own nutrients and organic matter and provides for its own weed and pest control.
– Lend a Hand and Help Build Willowsford Soil –
Interested in helping the Farm build more resilient soil? Compost your household scraps through Apex Organix, a veteran-owned business, and ask them to designate your share of the finished compost to our Farm!
This spring our Farm will also partner with Apex Organix by hosting one of their vermicompost containers at the Farm.