On The Green Farms is a small family farm that has a passion for natural, sustainable living. Most of what our family eats comes right off our little piece of land (under 5 acres).
We do not make a living off the farm. But, we do set the best possible food on our tables and have developed a philosophy that pretty much pays for it all.
Our secret? Everything we grow or raise must provide or produce something of value. All animals living on our homestead must earn their keep and contribute to the sustainability of our farm. We all play an important role.
Just like you, we have all the typical responsibilities, a business to run, and four kids to keep up with. Along with all life just brings us, our family has learned how to live more simply and independently by growing and raising our own food with the small amount of land, time, and money we have to work with.
No, we didn’t start out by putting money down on a farm. We built it from scratch and paid for it with scratch. When we need something around the farm, we build it out of the materials we have on hand if we can.
Organic farming and gardening have been in our family history for over three generations and it is one trait that has carried strongly down through our families.
Changes and improvements are always being made on our little farm, and that will likely not stop as we enjoy trying new things, comparing results, and figuring out the best possible solutions to our daily challenges.
When we started our family farm, we learned that much of the valuable information online is geared to larger-scale farming and not always to the backyard gardener or small acreage “recreational” farmer.
Our aim is to take the “exhausting” part out of the exhaustive research, put it into practice here on our farm, then narrow it down to the information that works for the small farmer/home gardener.
Many of us want to get back to traditional living and to create an independent food supply. Unfortunately, the last generation that knew how to live a simple life is mostly gone. We are part of a newer generation who are reviving good, old-fashioned do-it-yourself gardening/farming skills and want to pass the old (and new) knowledge on to you!
Now we have started to use hydroponic systems to increase yields and to develop a more year-round food supply. Many people have tried hydroponics and failed because they lack knowledge about the plant’s needs in this system.
modern-day agriculture for your main source of sustenance. The chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) used today do not benefit our health or the environment; rather, they contaminate both us and our planet with their long-term effects.
Thousands of years ago humans used hydroponic methods as well as soil farming techniques in order to grow crops. They grew their vegetables/fruits without synthetic chemicals; moreover, they did it organically! A lot of the techniques are very similar to modern-day organic gardening, but we think there is a need for updated information on hydroponic systems.
We want to help you create the most natural food production system possible so that your family can be as healthy and safe as possible. In order to do this, we decided to research and develop our own hydroponic system which we named “The EarthBox” (our patent pending) because of its simple design and ease of use! Our goal was to create an inexpensive, yet versatile set-up that would allow any level of gardener/farmer from beginners to experts alike to produce a bountiful harvest with little effort required!