Healthy garden soil is well colonized by microorganisms that, in turn, maintain and release nutrients to the plants above. Air and water are central to this important balance.
From breaking sod to creating beds, managing crops and even turning compost, a rotary plow is a versatility powerhouse on the small farm, working homestead or edible landscaped community.
Hand tools? Tractors? More than available acreage, the scale of your growing aspirations should determine the scale of your farm’s equipment.
What equipment do you need to grow food? You need to consider scaleâ€”the scale of your equipment needs will match the scale of your operation.
Instead of rethinking the garden every season, establishing permanence can help you save time, grow better and enjoy growing year after year.
A healthy growing space needs healthy dirt, and an understanding of holistic soil (and how to maintain it) is key to healthy, productive gardens.
When you design your garden according to ecosystem design principles, you harness the power of natural systems for better yields and more.
Applying ecosystem design principles to small, sustainable growing spaces can help you improve yield while reducing maintenance needs.