Way To Grow! Gardens is currently on hiatus and we have moved onto other farming opportunities. We are working as field managers at Wheelbarrow Farm. We hope to one day find a piece of land of our own and continue growing amazing food while preserving and caring for the environment.
In our first and second year we had the incredible opportunity to start up our farm in Lemonville, ON using parts of a sustainable garlic farm, run by Audrey Bayens.
The soil is the most important part of a farm and we believe in the continual process to improve its health. We follow sound ecological practices, such as:
Growing a wide variety of vegetables and never growing the same thing in the same place twice.
Using no synthetic fertilizers. Our soil will be taken care of with compost and organic mineral fertilizers to replace the nutrients the crops take up and those that we know our soil needs help with.
Using no pesticides. Insect pressure is controlled through crop rotation and physical means such as floating row cover or old-fashioned picking them off by hand.
- Using no herbicides. All our soil preparation and cultivation will be done with simple hand tools. We want to disturb the activity and structure of the living soil as little as possible.
If you're interested in following our progress and our process, check out our blog where we will be documenting all that we do.