You Are What You Eat………and What You Don’t Eat
The Small Farm Training Center is a hands-on working organic farm with a strong emphasis on sharing skills with others. Our teaching approach is profoundly local;that means relevant and responsive to our neighbor’s needs for safe, affordable food.
“Profoundly local” also means not being shy about identifying the stumbling blocks to local food independence, be they political, cultural, economic or spiritual.
This we know: Most Americans are junk food addicted, junk food malnourished and bamboozled into believing that they need lots of meaty protein. Fortunately, there’s a growing demographic of young adults who recognize the value of moving towards a plant based diet.
And that’s what this website is about; horse sense and practical advice about lifestyle change and the farming model that embraces lasting lifestyle change.
We don’t have all the answers; but we do have forty years of small scale farming experience tempered by a track record of food driven community activism in large cities, rural towns and college campuses.
There’s a lot of great information here, spiced-up with plenty of photos. Note the strong emphasis on spirituality. Without the spiritual dimension,in short, learning to raise food free from karmic consequence,sustainability devolves into what some call the window dressing for “business as usual”, Our business is community.