Meet the Farmers
At Wild Pansy, we follow organic and sustainable farming practices.
What’s more, we value transparency around growing the food you eat. Beyond using organic and sustainable farming practices, we are currently looking into becoming Certified Naturally Grown. In advance of this certification, we follow CNG guidelines to reduce harm to the environment and improve the land. Read more about our intentional practices below.
Soil fertility, water conservation, and season extension are core organic and sustainable methodologies on our farm.
We are currently looking into becoming Certified Naturally Grown; in advance of this certification, we follow CNG guidelines to reduce harm to the environment and improve the land.
We are building consistently healthy soil through compost created on-farm that is full of beneficial microbes and fungus. Renting land from a pasture raised livestock operation, (shout out to Nightfall Farm!), we have access to spent bedding that gets added to our compost. Additionally, we supplement our compost with certified organic fertilizers to treat any nutrient deficiencies. Our goal is to reduce our need for these fertilizers as we continue to build soil health over time. Further, cover cropping is used to increase the organic matter and protect the soil and we are working toward no-till permanent beds.
We use drip irrigation where appropriate and densely plant beds to reduce evaporation and make sure we are using this precious resource wisely. By increasing the organic matter in the soil through our on-farm compost, we also build water retention capacity. As well, keeping the soil covered with either crops or cover crops helps to stop erosion and reduce evaporation.
We want to provide produce to our community year round. We are working towards this by building High Tunnels, using row covers, and planting perennials like chamomile, thyme and clover with intercropping..