Focus on Hanley Farm – June 2016
At Hanley Farm, we grow food in a way that requires no irrigation, no machinery, and low labor beyond planting and picking food. Our objective is to demonstrate a simple way to grow food that is approachable to the general public. Everyone has the right to grow their own food, although many are paralyzed by the complexity of modern growing methods. Growing food should not be complicated. We naturally possess the greatest tool for growing food—our ability to observe.
After growing food the easy way at Hanley farm, we have been led to understand that when soil health is held in high regard, little human labor is required for plants to produce high-mineral, high-water content food. The health of the soil is directly related to the health of our food—and further, our bodies.
The current structure of two percent of the population (farmers) producing food for the masses is a recent development. Not long ago, most humans grew some of their own food. The system of buying all of ones food from the grocery store has been the norm and will continue into the foreseeable future—although it is unsustainable.
It is apparent that as a population, we are seeking a new way and cultivating a desire to relearn how to grow our own food.
Join us every Thursday at Hanley Farm between 4:00pm and 7:00pm and learn how to grow food the simple way.
Hanley Farm is located at 1053 Hanley Rd., Central Point. Like us on Facebook and feel free to email if you have any questions at HanleyAgriculture@sohs.org.