Having both grown up in the city, we didn't put much thought into where our food came from. Fortunately, as we grew older. food and agriculture became a more commonly discussed topic within our household. As a result, we began to take a deeper interest in what we ate, and the impact it had on both the environment and our own well-being. The more we learned about modern food production, the more we realized how politicized and flawed it was. We have since become passionate advocates for food education and want to encourage people to rely less on the industrial food chain, and more on local sustainability.
We started Free Roots Farm because we believe that by moving away from conventional farming practices, and instead, investing our money into the growth and development of multiple small-scale farms in every community throughout the world, it is possible for everyone to have access to affordable, healthy food.
By keeping our farm small, we are able to minimize our need for human and machine input, while still growing an abundance of produce. We utilize intensive farming practices such as succession and companion planting, which allows us to grow a wide variety of produce with a minimal environmental impact. We also host work trade volunteers from all over the world. With their help we are able to manage the daily demands of the gardens and surrounding property and maintain a healthy work/life balance for all those who join us. We welcome open-minded individuals with a strong work ethic, a willingness to learn, and a drive towards conscious growth. Check out our WWOOF/Work Trade page for more information on how to join us this season.