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 grow healthy people. 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.