“Community supported agriculture”
Three Roods Farm (3RF) is a 23-acre family farm lovingly managed by Robin Mallor and Gregory Kruszewski. We decided to go into farming because we believe that personal health is best maintained by eating fresh vegetables and fruits; that a healthy society is best encouraged by a cooperative relationship between the producer and consumer; and that organic farming can help restore the earth to health. Three Roods Farm has grown to include a Subscription Garden, numerous farm products for sale, and hands-on learning opportunities for apprentices. Care of the Earth Care of the earth entails nurturing the soil food web by recycling all plant and animal wastes; protecting the life of the soil from harm caused by mineral salt fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides; and fostering ecosystem stability by encouraging plant, animal and insect diversity. We are committed to the organic way of producing food. Greg makes all our own compost. We designed our farm according to the permaculture model developed by Bill Mollison. Sustainability We started with a subscription garden, but our activities have multiplied over the years. Bees for pollination and livestock for nutrient cycling were added. Out of concern for global warming, we began the reforestation of 11 acres of old pasture. We grow a variety of trees and shrubs from seed for that purpose. We cooperate with the Village of Columbiaville Department of Public Works to recycle the autumn leaves from the village. This provides us with abundant organic material for mulch and compost, while reducing air pollution from burning and conserving space in landfills.
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