Organic Farm and Gardens
Many plants can only produce one crop per season. Therefore they are grown outdoors in soil that has been organically enriched. Here at Earth Song, we use strictly organic and bio-dynamic growing methods.
First we prep the soil. Earthworms are grown and released into the gardens to naturally compost the existing soil. We compost all available materials from the farm to strengthen the soil quality each year. Then we add a light coating of rock powder and ancient sea salts mined in Baja, Mexico. This re-mineralizes the soil adding around 90 trace minerals. We plant only non-hybrid seeds so we can collect seeds for the next year's garden.
We are also experimenting with bio-dynamic growing preparations. Another technique, called “sonic bloom”, uses special sound frequencies that “sing” to the plants in tones that mimic song birds. This stimulates the plants to draw extra nutrients through their leaves.
Organic ? ....
Although we use natural and organic methods, we have no interest in becoming “certified organic”. With food now showing up on store shelves from all over the world with “organic” stickers, what does “organic” mean any more? Is it just marketing?
Also, hauling food thousands of miles is not very “green”, not to mention the loss of nutrition compared to fresh local, vine-ripened food. We would much rather have you know the people who grow your food, so you can trust the source.
Earth Song crops....
Currently we have 25 assorted young fruit trees in our orchard and a grove of nut trees. The berry fields consist of 50 blueberry plants, 300 raspberries, 20 blackberries, and 24 grape vines.
We are a host farm for the WWOOF-USA volunteer farm worker program.