December 7, 2009
Priniciple #1: Farming is a Way of Life
Farming is not a profession but a way of life
Farming is one of the few endeavors that can address human needs at all levels – physical, mental and spiritual.
So we decided to embrace its potential at all levels. Practically, this means a few things:
- Living in the farm and considering ourselves the primary laborers.
- Focusing on helping the land create a forest-like ecosystem with the farm’s needs taking precedence over our needs.
- Growing everything we need as much as possible (food, fuel, fodder, medicine etc)
- Consider the farm as a temple, laboratory and theater to embody, experiment with and express the spirit, laws and values of nature.