Everything we do at Wild Willow Farm is oriented around our driving motivation to build and strengthen our food communities at every level. From the microbes living in our soil to the pollinators buzzing around our flowers; from the barn owls born in the back orchard to the humans telling stories over a potluck; we're all strongest and healthiest when we thrive together in a diverse, interconnected web of support.
This holiday season we need your support to ensure we're able to continue cultivating this incredible community effort to grow more deeply connected to our food and the ecosystem that provides it for us.
One of our highest priorities is to expand the regenerative impact of everyone's favorite farm community member--the goats! We'd like to build a rotational-grazing pasture so we can demonstrate the amazing potential to reverse-desertification through managed animal grazing. A mobile pasture for our goats will not only give them an exciting new hobby while reducing our feed costs, it'll also help us quickly and efficiently cultivate compacted, arid areas of our farm with the gentle tillage of little hooves and a fertilizer dressing of goat relief. This stunning model of regenerative agriculture, popularized by Allan Savory, is being practiced in arid climates all over the world, from Mexico to South Africa. Your donations, in conjunction with our goat's appetites, can help us participate in this global, farmer-led effort to combat climate change.
Other projects on the farm's holiday wish-list include improvements to our outdoor kitchen, expanding the children's garden, building a farm stand, renovating our food-storage facilities, installing automated irrigation for the orchard, and further upgrading our compost operation.
Wild Willow Farm is a living testament to the power of community. We wouldn't be the flourishing Eden we are today without the countless contributions of thousands of passionate community members over the years. This winter, as you reflect on all you've seen, learned, built, mourned and celebrated in 2018, remember that every seed we plant, every leaf or fruit we harvest, and every friend we share it with mends our hearts, our bodies, and our planet a little more.
Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated.
Your Mother Earth & the staff at Wild Willow Farm