Organic farming includes raising poultry naturally - free-range with good farm made food. Not over populating and keeping the animals well-fed and watered in a natural, safe environment makes for happy birds - geese, quails, ducks, chickens (and fish).
Organic farming includes the animals, the fish what they eat...
Organic farming is a method of using whatever nature and the systems and living things discard and reusing everything differently. Clippings and off cuts, trimmings and weeds become mulch or compost or food. There is no waste from waste here. It is one giant recycling project to create the best of healthy, dynamic and diverse foods.
Organic farming is a whole life thing. It involves the food we eat and how we grow it but also the water we drink and the products we use and the processes we carry out. It is all related to trying to maximise health and life while limiting waste and consumer laziness.
We are big on recycling, remaking and reusing materials and fixing what is broken. Also on send guessing ourselves on all approaches. It is often challenging to come up with a balance and keep our foot print smallish. We are on the way through this journey and invite all and any wisdom along the way.
Organic farming includes the animals, the aquaponics the insects the ferments the composts and wormfarms and all their associated processes. It also includes traditional productive growing in ground using rotation cropping, inter cropping, companion planting and experimental growing.
The different systems and areas of the farm aim to serve more than one purpose and overlap with each other. One of many examples: Chicken manure becomes fertiliser, garden waste becomes chicken food. Another example: The fish in the aquaponics fertlise the plants in the aquaponics and the plants clean the water for the fish.
Harvesting the micro-organisms indigenous to the area and making composts with these and other related processes like natural calcium, ferments and other essential elements for plant life is an exciting journey of discovery.
Design and principles of permaculture are the basis of the build and processes at 5EyesFarm along with Natural farming techniques and Integrated farming approaches. Find out more
Life on the farm
5EyesFarm Forest Garden project