Soil needs to be enriched year after year when it is used for growing crops. Many farms use fertilizer that comes from petrochemicals. We instead use an approach that is both chemical free and nutrient rich.
We use leaves that we get from local landscapers in the fall. This also save our landfills and other dumping areas from having to absorb a lot more matter.
The leaves break down over the winter.
The results is soil that is dark, light, and rich.
We have never used chemicals on these fields.
In fact, our soil has gained such a great reputation that many people are now buying it directly from us. Here, Kingsley is loading a couple of yards to deliver.
For 25 years we have been using this leaf technique, and have added about three feet of humus rich soil to our farm as a result. This creates better fruits and vegetables that can be grown with less water and no chemicals.