At Full Well Farm, our goal is to build a farm that is resilient to the problems presented by climate change and that actively supports the long-term health of our farm's ecosystem from day one.
As a no-till farm, we use a permanent bed system that aims to disturb the soil as little as possible. Once our vegetable and flower beds are established, we tend them by hand. The beneficial structure of the soil that is created by earthworms and other soil life is preserved and plant roots are able to grow deep into the earth, accessing nutrients and supporting robust, nutritious plants!
We do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides and we feed our soil with high-quality compost and organic materials. We manage pests with reusable row covers and crop rotation. Because of our healthy soil, our plants are more resilient to pests and diseases.
We avoid one-time-use plastics and use local mulch materials, like wood chips, leaves, and straw. Worms and other soil dwelling creatures enjoy the shelter of the mulch and do more work for our soils than we could ever do with machines, so we like to keep their beds made!
By challenging ourselves to grow intensively on a third of an acre, we are required to take exceptional care of the land. All of our cultivation is done with hoes and our hands, which minimizes our need to use equipment that rely on petroleum to run. Our sustainable growing practices will benefit the health of the local environment while producing highly nutritious vegetables and beautiful flowers.