Who we are.
We are a dual location farm, with sites in Greencastle, IN and Wingate IN. Greencastle is our main farm with 32 ares in operation. We practice permaculture principals (sustainable and regenerative agriculture). We try our hardest to be man made chemical free for all applications. We prefer to use natural holistic remedies such as animal rotation, medicinal herbs and essential oils. Sometimes though try as we may, we need to resort to other means when an animal’s life is in danger. We currently have over 200 animals on our Greencastle farm (learn more about our animals)
We have a small (I mean Micro) farm raising a variety of things in our suburban back yard. We are aiming to grow our operation and are using our own homestead as a proving ground for experiments, techniques, learning experiences, and proof of design. We grow on 0.31 acres in a small community in West Central Indiana, Wingate to be specific. Wingate is about 20 miles outside Crawfordsville.
Some of what we have done, grow, teach, experiment with.
Edible landscaping. – pull up your shrubs and bushes and plant items you can eat. Dual purpose.
Medicinal plants and herbs. – we grow a variety of plants for medicinal purposes and grow the list regularly.
Berries – we have a variety of common berries, and some uncommon.
Fruit Trees – We have a variety of fruit trees at both locations
Greenhouse – we have a 6 x 20 greenhouse where we grow a variety of plant, winter plants, have our aquaponics, and start seeds.
Vegetable Gardens – we have a variety of year round crops we grow and experiment with.
Composting – small scale, and larger
Chickens – eggs, meat, fertilizer, and well entertainment
Ducks – Eggs and meat, pest management, fertilizer
Turkeys – Meat, pest control, fertilizer, pest management
Guinea Keet – pest management, alarm system
Geese – mowing in orchard and property, predator protection, meat, and alarm system
Rabbits – meat, pet food, pelts, grass management, breeding sales
American Guinea hogs – Meat, pasture tilling, breeding sales, pasture management
Sheep – Fiber, meat, pasture management, breeding sales, 4-H sales, pelts
Goats – milk, meat, fiber sales, brush management, breeding sales, 4-H sales, pasture management , pelts
llama – fiber, predator protection, pasture management
Livestock guardian dogs – predator protection, alarm system, farm security, breeding animals
Barn cats – pest management
Aquaponics – We have a 4000 gal aquaponics pond in our greenhouse where we grow goldfish, crawfish, catfish, and frogs.
Fish – we have goldfish, crawfish, catfish, frogs more to come.
Hugakulture – Using decomposing wood to add to soil for growing. We modified the idea of sorts for our purpose. Still works in the end.
Water harvesting – May not sound like farming, but try paying to water all those plants can get expensive.
We want to teach people through this site, in person, and through the classes we offer.