Three Hallmarks of Environmental Responsibility at Mary’s Land Farm
Stopping erosion: To keep the water, maure, and nutrient runoff on the farm, we’ve installed 3 miles of swales and berms on the contours of the farm’s rolling hills. On top of the berms, we’ve planted 3,000 thirsty fruit trees!
Syncing carbon: We put carbon where it belongs — into the soil. Carbon is sucked into the soil by grasses, trees, and microorganism-digesting organisms. Our daily efforts support the existing ecosystem by avoiding herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides. Before 1950, scientists did not understand how the fungal life of the soil worked. If we knew then what we know now, chemical farming would have been dramatically slowed. On all agricultural land, the invisible microbial ecosystem under our feet can be embraced ordetonated with fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
Making power: On a sunny day, our southward facing solar panels process enough energy to cover the farm’s needs and power 70 other homes in the area.