An off grid homestead, designed with permaculture principles in mind. We grow herbs, food, trees, compost, tend lands, raise horses and chickens with our dogs, cats and family.
A group of small family farmers who came together with a vision of up-scaling the small subsistence backyard farm to a commercial scale regenerative garden.
At Mattole Valley Organics, we are a family homestead farm. We are connected to this land, in mind, body and spirit. We believe that if we care for this land as stewards, it, in turn can provide nourishment and fulfillment for us. Everything we do, we do with intention and purpose. We are striving towards regenerative. Our motto is “less is more”. Everyday on the farm is a day to listen and learn from nature. We raise livestock and cultivate food and cannabis using organic and permaculture guided practices. We look to the land first for our inputs. We use rain water collection as our primary source of water, and our electricity comes from the sun. We believe our actions on the farm should always offer long term benefits, not only for our family, but for the community, the watershed and many generations to come.
It's not enough to simply sustain our current land management practices – we need to restore our topsoil and the overall health of our watersheds. Human influence on our planet's ecosystem has reached a tipping point. Our agricultural practices – including tillage, chemical inputs, and feedlots – are major contributors to the problem. So what's going to save us? Ironically, agricultural practices like rotational grazing, no-till food production, and conscious surface water management are currently some of the best tools humans have to repair much of the damage that's been left in our wake.