Animal Science & Animal Welfare Education
Our hope is to reduce farm animal abuse, neglect, and the need for rehoming by educating the public on the reality of care (through animal science & animal welfare) and ownership responsibility. We believe the lives other farm animals will be changed if there is more awareness of these unsuspected animals in need. A more educated society creates smarter choices and future advocates for animals and the environment.
Homestead Farming is a style of farming which takes a full circle approach to all aspects of the farm (rain water catchment, composting, chicken tractor), enabling the farm to ultimately become self-sufficient. Examples of this practice include: nutrient cycling from animals to plants and vice-versa and preserving of excess crops via fermentation/pickling/drying. We also cover the low-impact development (LID) of the farm, and how protecting our waterways affects everyone in your watershed. LID processes storm water on site, through natural rain garden systems that filter out biological and chemical hazards. We will touch on the history of Agriculture in North Carolina, and how our farming practices differ from conventional/mechanized methods.