We want to make the most of our land and what we can do with it! We want to bring sustainable farming to the young students that join us, so they can learn how to embrace nature’s gifts and create a sustainable lifestyle with minimum carbon emissions, and maximum well-being. We endeavor to inspire the next generation of farmers to comply with the sustainable lifestyle code, and we would like to focus on the benefits of sustainable farming such as environmental preservation, economic profitability, protection of public health and social and economic equity.
All the animals we do choose to keep on our land and raise, will all be raised on a pasture-based system. For example, Free-range chickens have 21% less total fat, 30% less saturated fat and 28% fewer calories than their factory-farmed counterparts. Eggs from poultry raised on pasture have 10% less fat, 40% more vitamin A and 400% more omega-3’s. So with the produce from the animals that are of a higher quality as opposed to the standard practices in farming animals we see it as the happier the animals the greater and higher quality produce. When the animals are kept on a pasture-based system it also helps the ground they're kept on through fertilizing the soil and by reducing the amount of grain produced as feed. And unlike industrial farms, which rely on large amounts of fossil fuels to truck feed and animal waste, pasture-based systems take advantage of the animal’s ability to feed itself and spread its own manure.
When it comes to the agriculture of our land, the use of sustainable practices is a key player in our ethos. in a nutshell, sustainable farming is farming ecologically by promoting methods and practices that are economically viable, environmentally sound and protect public health. Using methods such as Crop-Rotation which is a tried and tested used ever since ancient times where the soil is kept healthy and nutritious, to take a look at how it works: the crops are picked in a pattern so that the crops planted this season replenishes the nutrients and salts from the soil that were absorbed by the previous crop cycle. For example, row crops are planted after grains in order to balance the used nutrients. Linking in the animals on our land where we let them graze selectively. Moving livestock offers them a variety of grazing pastures. This means they will receive various nutrients which are good for them.
We welcome any interest in the space and community. If you’d like some more information, and if you’d like to get involved with Creative Soul, then please do get in touch.