We are a young family that has decided to move back to the land out of a shared desire to provide ourselves, our family, and our communities with natural foods and medicines, and more importantly, to help others begin or continue their own journey towards self reliance. Further motivation finds its roots in a desire to live as part of a resilient community and in the process become independent of the fickle nature of the economies and food systems of the industrial world.
“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.”
We all know the saying, but it rings true more today than ever. For all of human history, humans have come together in community to share in the labours of survival. Whether hunter-gatherer, or agrarian society, we have always joined forces to gather and harvest food on various scales. It's only within the last couple thousand years that cities were born out of agricultural efficiency, and as more and more of us moved into the city, fewer of us knew how to take care of ourselves and our basic needs. Recently, humans have even collectively forgotten how to cook the fish.
The only solution is to build local food networks and support farms that are not just practising organic methods. We need to go beyond and ensure we are practicing regenerative agriculture in order to regenerate our lands, and in the process take our lives back into our own hands. Not only do we want to strive towards providing as much natural food we we can for ourselves and our community, we want to show as many people as we can how to take control of their own destinies to avoid much of the discomfort that may arise as a result of the stresses on the global industrial food chain.