Giving More than We Take: Regenerative Agriculture and Life in the Adirondack Mountains

For us, our approach to agriculture is predicated on farming in a way that nourishes life. The heart and soul of this approach is a focus on restoring soil and ecosystem health… leaving the land and water in better shape for future generations. On our farm everything is connected through a web — an interconnected network — of entities that grow, exchange, distribute, consume and enhance.

The trees, plants, llamas, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, bees, and ducks all play a vital part in contributing to the regeneration of our soils. Equally important are the fungi, insects, bacteria, archaea, and protozoa that are responsible for the enzymatic processes in soil and that store energy and nutrients in their biomass.

When we look at a pile of animal manure, wood, or plant debris we are quickened… impelled into ensuring that it is transformed into compost, biochar, and mycorrhizal fungi to help the soil nourish the next iteration of life on the farm.

At the end of the day, it is a simple philosophy that drives us in everything we do on the land, in our community, and in life: we forever aim to give more than we take.