Living Earth Farm
We are looking forward to the 2013 season at Living Earth Farm. The farm plans are always evolving. Living Earth Farm is moving toward more perennial crops. We have over four hundred nut trees, growing raspberry and blackberry fields and more fruit trees. Our seven acre restored prairie is breath taking to walk through in the summer and early fall.
We are busy planning on-farm events for children and adults. Please check back soon for details.
We grow the extraordinary, never the ordinary!
About Living Earth Farm
Living Earth Farm was opened in 2001 by Anne Patterson. The farm is two parcels six miles apart. Part of it is in the northeast corner of Fulton County Illinois and part is eighty acres in west Peoria County a couple of miles from the small town of Trivoli.
Anne grew up on a farm in central Illinois. She is a registered dietitian and former food consultant. Her attitude about food and how it is grown began to change after she completed culinary studies in 1996 at The School of Natural Cookery in Boulder, Colorado. After hearing Patrick Holden, Director, Soil Association, United Kingdom, she knew she wanted to be a part of the renaissance of organic farming. Anne wanted high quality organic produce for her family and believed others in the community may also want locally grown produce, grown by sustainable methods.
Living Earth Farm's Pledge to Our Community:
- Maintain healthy soils by farming practices that include rotation of crops, safe compost, cover crops, green manures, and reduced tillage.
- Support agricultural markets and infrastructures that enable small farms to thrive
Create beneficial habitats for wildlife and encourage bio-diversity
- Conserve natural resources by reducing erosion and pollution of air, water, and soil through responsible farming practices
- Reject the use of synthetic insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilizers
- Reject the use of genetically modified organisms, chemically treated seeds, sewage sludge, synthetic toxic materials and irradiation
- Reduce the food miles by selling produce locally
- Sustain the land in healthy condition for future generations
- Educate the community about the many benefits of supporting local organic farms
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community, we may begin to use it with love and respect." - Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949
Pictures: Country Sprouts group helps plant a mid-season crop.