Our Mission

Growing Healthy People

We educate, motivate, and connect  folks with the information necessary to start growing Healthy People

“There’s 40 1/2 million acres of lawn in the United States, and kids are going hungry.   40 1/2 million acres, and they say we’re having a food production problem.  We use 40% of our potable water on the East Coast just to water lawns!  Grass is the largest cultivated crop in the country…taking up more acreage than corn or soy!  And last I checked, humans can’t eat grass.” — Linda Borghi
 

Farm-A-Yard is here to support you with proven methods to care for and nurture food crops. You’re here because you care about food production, you’re concerned about food safety and security, you care about changing the world, and you’re ready to start at home, in your local area.

Farm-A-Yard is taking action to localize our food one yard at a time. This is food grown fresh for your family, to store for lean times or storms, and even generate income in your local community. Don’t want to grow? You can learn more about supporting local yard farmers and buy or barter from them.

We need everyone in this movement! Growers and eaters.  Here are some of the Farm-A-Yard Take ACTION items:

  • dig up your yard
  • heal your soil
  • use activated water
  • feed humus-rich soil
  • grow your own food
  • buy local food
  • replace fast food with slow food
  • learn how to grow for market
  • ask where your food comes from
  • help preserve heirloom seeds
  • learn about companion planting
  • learn about worms and chickens
  • & much more!

Farm-A-Yard Manifesto

The Farm-A-Yard Manifesto

The farm makes us human. People decided it made more sense to grow food where they lived rather than to hunt and gather. In fact, farming may have been the initial human act of rebellion — talk about a revolution!

In modern times, humans have strayed further from our food than at any time in our history  We no longer have a relationship with the Earth beneath our feet and our children are having trouble identifying vegetables let alone eat them.  We know we have some work to do so let’s just get on with it.

Eating is an agricultural act. Our buying power determines what farmers grow and we create demand with every bite that we take. For food to be grown and eaten to its potential, there must be a true desire to participate in agriculture that is rooted in ecological sustainability, and motivated by community, quality, and nutrition; not purely production and profit.

There are 40-million acres of lawn in the United States, making it the largest crop under irrigation by far, ten times more than corn! That is so SHORT-SIGHTED. It is gobbling up 40% of the drinking water on the East coast alone……WHY? Status Quo….that’s why  we, at Farm-A-Yard, want to change that in a big way.

We are on a mission to make more sense of our food sources , to create personal agriculture, where people have access to nutrient-dense food that is as close as their kitchen door and — they can ditch the grass and make some cash ta boot!

The mission of Farm-A-Yard is to encourage people to grow healthy soil which in turn will produce clean local vibrant food free of toxins and GMOs.  We’re providing information on how to take control of your own personal agriculture, connect, and decentralize our food system, bring focus towards the qualitative value of food, and grow as much of it as we can!

We do this by using growing methods that are beyond organic. Our techniques are not just a holistic agricultural system, but a potent movement towards new thinking and practices in all aspects of life connected to food and agriculture.

Farm-A-Yard provides free content, a podcast, live videos, social media news, and blog articles, and will hold regular talks, webinars, and workshops in order to provide opportunities for people to learn the simple and powerful techniques of growing their own food for health and for profit. We provide guidance on how to manage and grow your family’s food garden or small farming business, nourish soil microbes, balance minerals, test soil, and grow healthy soil,so that you can put them to work in your own urban homestead.

It is our sincere belief that if we apply the collective imagination, inspiration, and intuition of our local community and put our will into physical action we can decentralize our food system, and change the way the world grows food.

Products

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Meet Linda Borghi

Linda Borghi

Founder

Linda Borghi, Biodynamic farmer of Abundant Life Farm in Walker Valley, NY has no lack of diverse experience.  She worked both sides of the fence, as both a vendor and producer. She began her career in 1977, managing four star restaurants on the upper east side of Manhattan, including La Grenouille, Bruno’s, Toscana and Piccolo Mondo. She began farming in 1988 on Block Island, RI where she established Abundant Life Farm. There she invented a 5 gallon pasteurization machine, and was the only farm in the country with a “herd” of one cow to be licensed to sell cheese to the public.

In 1992 she returned to the mainland to manage the cut flower operation of 26 Costco wholesale locations. Her territory was from Norfolk, VA to Holbrook, LI. In 1998 she was the first intern at the Pfeiffer Center Garden in Chestnut Ridge NY, which pioneered the practices of Rudolf Steiner’s Biodynamic agriculture.

In 2004 she re-established Abundant Life where she began practicing SPIN-Farming and established the Eat Local Virtual Farm stand which created a direct distribution channel from farmer to eater.

In 2009 Linda spoke at the United Nations at a conference entitled Food, Famine and the Future of Food Technology.

In 2015 she felt the strong desire to teach others of both the importance of why they should farm-a-yard and Farm-A-Yard was born with a mission to turn lawns into food and to teach BioEnergetic methods. This mission took her on the road with the “Grow Food Earn Money Tour”. She is now located in South Carolina and continues to speak, educate, mentor and grow opportunities for others through online podcasts, webinars, Farm-A-Yard training, classes, and events.

Speaking & Presentations

Linda Borghi, Biodynamic farmer of Abundant Life Farm in Walker Valley, NY has no lack of diverse experience.  She worked both sides of the fence, as both a vendor and producer. She began her career in 1977, managing four star restaurants on the upper east side of Manhattan, including La Grenouille, Bruno’s, Toscana and Piccolo Mondo. She began farming in 1988 on Block Island, RI where she established Abundant Life Farm. There she invented a 5 gallon pasteurization machine, and was the only farm in the country with a “herd” of one cow to be licensed to sell cheese to the public.

In 1992 she returned to the mainland to manage the cut flower operation of 26 Costco wholesale locations. Her territory was from Norfolk, VA to Holbrook, LI. In 1998 she was the first intern at the Pfeiffer Center Garden in Chestnut Ridge NY, which pioneered the practices of Rudolf Steiner’s Biodynamic agriculture.

In 2004 she re-established Abundant Life where she began practicing SPIN-Farming and established the Eat Local Virtual Farm stand which created a direct distribution channel from farmer to eater.

In 2009 Linda spoke at the United Nations at a conference entitled Food, Famine and the Future of Food Technology.

In 2015 she felt the strong desire to teach others of both the importance of why they should farm-a-yard and Farm-A-Yard was born with a mission to turn lawns into food and to teach BioEnergetic methods. This mission took her on the road with the “Grow Food Earn Money Tour”. She is now located in South Carolina and continues to speak, educate, mentor and grow opportunities for others through online podcasts, webinars, Farm-A-Yard training, classes, and events.

There are 40 million acres of lawn in the United States, making it the largest crop under irrigation by far, ten times more than corn! We at Farm-A- Yard want to change that in a big way.

We are on a mission to make more sense of our agriculture. We want to create personal agriculture, where people have access to nutrient dense food that is closer to them, and they can actively take part in the production process — even make a profitable business out of it!

We’re taking it to the streets, to conferences, to city councils, even to the United Nations!