Research & Development

Our Research & Development mission was born from a curiosity and a desire to find ways to mitigate the impacts of climate change that were becoming ever more apparent here on the farm—mainly, cycles of excessive heat and long droughts followed by heavy rains.

These extreme dry and wet periods result in the loss of topsoil, compaction, and decreased nutrient availability throughout our fields. Plants suffer from heat stress, dehydration, and malnutrition, and are therefore more susceptible to damage by pests and disease. These challenges necessitate extra inputs—increased irrigation to help mitigate the prolonged drought and cover crops to keep our soils protected during extreme rain events.

While our growing practices adhere to the USDA’s organic certification standards, our research program focuses on exploring practices that go beyond organic (i.e. no-till) to build and protect soil health, with the purpose of regenerating our land and resources for years to come. We look forward to sharing our findings with farmers, gardeners, and the greater community.

More information coming soon!