Our Growing Practices
The soil is the most important part of a farm and we believe in the continual process to improve its health. We are committed to following 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.
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. At the end of the 2017 season we made the decision to put Way To Grow! Gardens on hold and for the past two years we have been working as field managers at Wheelbarrow Farm.
2019 has been a very busy and exciting year for us and we’re pleased to share that we have purchased a 12 acre farm property in Nova Scotia! We will be moving to the new property at the end of 2019 and our hope is to be up and running for the 2020 season.
There is a lot to do but we are so excited to finally have a space of our own to grow on and care for. We are looking forward to once again setting up Way To Grow! Gardens, meeting new people and growing vegetables for our surrounding communities!