Farmscaping


What is Farmscaping?

Farmscaping is applied agroecological approach that aims to design, build, and maintain landscapes that are beautiful and that also optimize the natural ecological flows of a site. A successful farmscape increases biodiversity, including beneficial species, while conserving natural resources.

Farmscaping methods include the use of insectary plants, hedgerows or buffer strips, cover crops, and water conservation tactics like swails and reservoirs that support and build soil, plant, and insect communities.

A diversified community of species optimizes nutrient cycling and supports regenerative agricultural practices that work to increase soil and plant health.

Our techniques are site-specific and ensure that no chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers are necessary. All that is required are working hands and a keen eye for detail, which we use to transform and enhance your farm or garden.

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A Farmscape example:

Here is an example of clover being used as a cover crop and pollinator strip between kale, fenugreek, and faba beans, which are to be harvested for market.

The interesting consideration with the above planting design is that all four crops are harvestable crops and also serve as cover crops. All are working to make nutrients available, providing habitat for a wealth of micro and macro fauna. In other words, these plants are putting life into the soil. As these plants decompose and the elements and compounds that are released will be made available to the next cycle of crops.

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