Lane Creek Reserve
The property now known as Lane Creek Reserve was purchased from the Wilson family in 2017. Our family continue's to use the same equipment, structures, systems and tools to keep much of our land as a working farm. It was important for us to enhance and preserve the land we purchased, but also to think of the future and incorporate a structural foundation for generational success!
Daily we manage around 90 animals for the purpose of fertility, we harvest the manure from our ruminant animals and bring it out to our fields. We maintain a large flock of chickens and a handful of pigs to process all our personal food waste, and partner with local Organic Food programs to supply our animals with any additional feed. We allow nature to be nature, and admire the protected wildlife that roams through the property. Our fruit orchard bare's plump peaches, pears and apples, and throughout our farm you will find a variety berries that make for a perfect preserve! We are a host farm for honey bees who are key pollinators and very influential to the entire system. Our first season we had a very successful vegetable harvest, and as build a stronger soil foundation, we will have very bountiful varieties for years to come. As a farm we do not buy any commercial inputs from the grow store, use no pesticides, or herbicides on the property. We as a family farm are working toward a "closed loop system". Through integrity and commitment, we are diligent with our cultivation methods and overall compassion for the land. As Lane Creek Reserve, we value and respect what is put in the ground, knowing our efforts will be rewarded with what is grown in return.
Our Cultivation Methods
We grow in Hugelkulture berms set on contour for water retention. We layer carbon and let the biodiversity of the soil do the work for us. We companion plant with an amalgam of different bio accumulators to hold the fertility in place. Permaculture and Hugelkulture creates a rich and living soil and although we are not certified organic, our practices and agricultural footprint have set a healthy foundation for creating life and more importantly an environmentally sound growing space. Our growing style although rare, is becoming more and more recognized. We as a farm, are committed to supporting Bio-diversity and rejuvenating the land back to what it once was. In order to build and maintain a healthy ecosystem, it requires a commitment to not disturb the soil life. We understand the importance of creating a polyculture where diverse plant species work in collaboration with one another to achieve their highest potential as food and medicine.
We have learned and co-inhabited these practices from our cousin’s farm, Green Source Gardens. GSG is widely known and respected in the industry! They are winners of the Regenerative Farm Award at the Emerald Cup, are featured speakers and known visionaries in the Canna movement. Nick and his wife Elizabeth are highly known as front runners for their boutique cannabis flower, and more importantly known for their farming and environmental practices.