We celebrate our dependence on a place-based community, grounding ourselves by growing food for this place and gathering together on the land.
- We put land in the hands of those willing to steward it cooperatively, as a commons for future generations.
- We regenerate land with a history of exploitation, using perennial crops, cycles of fertility, and abundant and generous diversity.
- We inspire, educate, and welcome our wider community with yearly rituals of harvest and processing, and we build ongoing connections through regular opportunities to work together and celebrate together.
- We aim to illustrate the enough-ness of our place by eating habitually, if not exclusively, from what the land here produces. We look to produce a full diet of starches, sugars, proteins, fats and nutrients, in an increasingly perennial way.
- We expect to connect with the sacred in our daily lives and in set-aside times; we support each other in our diverse ways of making that connection.
Our Land Access Story
We wouldn’t be farming here if it weren’t for a community of people coming together to protect the land. When these 22 acres of crop land were slated to go to auction, our neighbor Steve McCargar rallied a group of about 20 people to buy the land in shares instead. They formed an LLC and put the land into hay to hold the soil and transition it to organic possibilities.
Hannah worked with the LLC for 3 years before figuring out a method of carving out 8 acres for her to own so that Humble Hands Harvest could have a permanent home. In 2017, Emily and Hannah began farming here and installed a well, electricity, greenhouse, deer fence, and yurt! The farm was launched!