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Permaculture

At HIP Ag Farm

Permaculture is the foundation upon which the farm was built. For HIP Agriculture, permaculture is observing the land and designing ecological systems of food abundance that nourish our village and sustain our community.

We hold resiliency and diversity as pillars to structure our work, by cultivating a wide range of foods, medicines, building materials, and crafts. Our focus on perennial plants and trees ensures for resilient, regenerative agriculture, as a counter to unsustainable traditional agricultural practices. Diversity is essential to the farm, especially in the face of today’s climate crisis, which is cultivated by seed saving to preserve genetic diversity and implementing organic, non-GMO, and pesticide-free practices.

Three permaculture ethics that help guide our use and care of the land

Care for the Earth

We care for the Earth by soil building, beekeeping, cover cropping, rotational grazing, mulching, and chop and drop agroforestry maintenance.

Care for the People

By living off the land, growing food, medicine making, and providing educational opportunities and apprenticeships, we care for the people.

Share the Surplus

We share the surplus at the farmers market, providing wholesome, locally grown food to our community.

To practice and teach ecologically conscious agriculture, empowering individuals and communities to cultivate alternative systems of living that restore human and environmental health.

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