Good Work Farm is so named from an essay by Wendell Berry entitled Conservation Is Good Work. Good farming depends on traditional knowledge, physical labor, and love for one's place on earth. What matters most is a farmer's commitment to their work, their land, their community, and the future of these precious things. At Good Work Farm we try to farm well through hard work, careful planning, paying attention & constantly learning.
We farm on a small scale and market locally. We have been growing to certified organic standards for the past six years, but are not yet certified organic. We purchase organic seeds whenever possible. We never use Genetically Modified (GMO/ GE) or chemically treated seeds. We use only organically approved fertilizers, amendments, and materials. We use practices to reduce erosion, build soil fertility, improve soil structure, and encourage soil biology.
We use crop rotations, resistant varieties & organically approved sprays to break up pest and disease cycles.
Horses contribute to our farm by supporting healthy soil life, providing fertility, and decreasing our dependence on foreign sources of energy.
Farming provides us with a livelihood which fulfills our physical need for healthy food that retains its connection to its source. We farm to awaken our connection with the Earth, the elements, and the unknown.