MISSION AND ASPIRATIONS
At Thin Place Farm we are committed to sustainability and are developing the property as a permaculture orchard along with other items such as fresh organic eggs, berries, and honey. Using permaculture principals we are growing food using polyculture techniques rather than monoculture ones with NO pesticides or herbicides and NO GMOs!
Having our little piece of heaven has been a long sought after dream for the both of us. We want to live in a more self-sustaining way that is in harmony with Earth and be able to share what we learn with others.
We look forward to getting to know each other and sharing in the abundance!
So What is Permaculture?
"Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted & thoughtful observation rather than protracted & thoughtless labour; of looking at plants & animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system."
- Bill Mollison
Bees are the embodiment of the permaculture principle of concentrating limited resources – foraging large territories, and extracting sweet essence from impoverished ecosystems that surround most of us, regardless of climate or location. Bees essentially feed themselves and – through pollination – feed us, other creatures and the soil.
In permaculture we strive to design landscapes that absorb rainwater. That approach is not only a good idea for dry climates, but is also very important in places with plentiful moisture. Rainwater is best maximized when allowed to infiltrate into the soil. There it is available to plants, is naturally cleansed and filtered by soil biology, and enters the groundwater to enrich the hydrological cycle
Food education is an opportunity for children to learn about where food comes from and to establish a healthy relationship with food. Reconnecting our children to food's origins can build their conceptual understanding of food sources, while also providing an opportunity to form healthy eating habits and learn about the environmental implications of growing organically or transporting food long distances