We recently hosted a farm tour for Earth Dance Farms, a sustainable farming educational organization based in St. Louis. We were one stop on their 2-day trip that allows their interns/apprentices to visit & learn from various mid-Missouri farms. The visit was quite enjoyable with lots of interest and enthusiasm on both sides. Their summary of the whole trip can be read here, serving as a really interesting take on just how diverse individual approaches to farming can be. We humbly note, however, that we hold only Master’s degrees, not PhDs. In addition to writing about the visits, they also sent us a nice thank-you including this pleasant summary:
I know that all of our apprentices were amazed by your farm. It is unique amid all of the other farms we visit, in the Columbia area and closer to us in STL. Seeing it and understanding your practices inspires people to expand their thinking about what a “farm” means.
For CSA members who would like to enjoy a similar visit to the farm, we’ll be holding a tour this Saturday from 2-4 pm. The weather looks reasonable, so this will be a great chance to enjoy a pretty walk through our pastures, fields, and forests as spring finally takes hold. We’ll also be able to answer any last-minute questions before deliveries begin next week, and hope many folks can attend in order to meet other CSA members and start building this year’s community. If you need directions, please email us.