Did you know…
In 1970 there were approximately 900,000 US Farms, and in 1997 only 139,000 were in operation?
The price of meat would double or triple if full ecological costs, including fossil fuel use, ground water depletion, and agricultural & chemical pollution were factored in?
Restoration Farms is an educational program open to the community for sustainable agriculture and gardening programs. Through programming with area schools, as well as institutions working with populations who are disabled or marginalized, Restoration Farms is increasing awareness and practice of sustainable food production in our community.
Through generous community donations, Restoration Farms is currently raising money to expand current farming plots, and someday we plan to build an on-site culinary demonstration and incubator kitchen as well as purchase a food truck that can be used to transport farm fresh food to area community members in need.
Our goal at Restoration Farms is to have a model working farm that will enhance the local food movement. This is important because local producers work and live in our community, the money stays in our community longer, and the community knows where and how the food was grown. Therefore, the community can make more informed decision about their food and ultimately their health and their environment.