Localized Food Production

Woodstock Sustainable Farms is endeavoring to build a local food supply chain by creating a system of backyard &  “hybrid” farms (those operations which fall somewhere between backyard and commercial).  We will offer educational courses at the farm and provide the necessary equipment to interested individuals who are willing to help us increase our production utilizing available land.  In exchange for their efforts, these individuals will keep a portion of their bounty.

 

By working together and pooling resources, we can better serve our communities and produce healthy food, healthy families, healthy minds,  and sustain a healthy planet.

 

This program is in its initial phase, and more information will be forthcoming as we beta-test our strategy.

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Marigolds are as good as gold when grown with just about any garden plant, repelling beetles, nematodes, and even animal pests.

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Carrots, dill, parsley, and parsnip attract garden heroes – praying mantises, ladybugs, and spiders – that dine on insect pests.

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Dill and basil planted among tomatoes protect the tomatoes from hornworms, and sage scattered about the cabbage patch reduces injury from cabbage moths.

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Some companions act as trap plants, luring insects to themselves. Nasturtiums, for example, are so favored by aphids that the devastating insects will flock to them instead of other plants.