Our Current Projects
Projects at ECO Farm tackle the bigger questions of our time.
How does resilience through diversity ensure food security?
Can regenerative agriculture become a pillar of local community?
What are the skills and habits that we must instill in ourselves to effect the change we want to bring to the world?
You can get involved by helping out on one of these projects, attending one of our events or programs and by donating
ECO Farm's Food Forest Project seeks to reforest 8 acres in native trees, food bearing trees and shrubs, and medicinal herbs. This super guild of mutual beneficials, dynamic accumulators, and pollinator supporters will be a model of what regenerative agriculture can look like. Work began 5 years ago with the installation of a small orchard of about 2 acres. Currently the Orchard is undergoing a redesign as a food forest using Hugelkulture and historical irrigation pathways. The final installation of plants and trees as well as the installation of Honeybees is scheduled for 2021. The expansion of ECO's Food Forest is already underway and planting should begin in late 2021 or early 2022.
Our main needs for support are:
Heavy equipment work to build the hugelkulture beds
Plant materials that we don't already have on the farm
Produce and install educational signage
Rotational Multi-Species Grazing
ECO Farm seeks to demonstrate the healing effects animals have on the land. Our current setup is more like a traditional farm with the animals separated and unable to graze. We want to be able to welcome more animals onto the land but before we can do that, we need to establish a rotational grazing system where the animals can be on the land, eat from the land, poop on the land, drink from the land and then move on as nature intended. This system heals pastureland, heals the animals, and heals the people taking care of the system as Nature is revealed to them.
Currently funding is needed to:
build a central watering/feeding station and fence the paddocks
continue cover cropping to achieve a minimum of 20 species of forage grasses and grains
produce and install educational signage