Tenacious Acres Restorative Agriculture is our outreach program geared toward growing specialty crops and educating the community in restorative gardening techniques. Our approach incorporates the use of endangered breeds of goats and poultry, such as the San Clemente Island Goat, Tufted Roman Geese, and Buff Orpington Ducks. We’ll be selling dried herbs and other farm products, and we’re in the process of developing online course and in-person workshops. Many of these courses will be available at a discount for those who struggle with food security, and produce that isn’t sold will be donated to local food banks.
Part of caring for the horses includes caring for their environment. We are passionate about holistic farm management, using partner animals and gardens for enrichment and property management. Our San Clemente Island Goats assist with weed control and forest management, and our poultry eat nuisance bugs and pests. The horses also play an important part, creating a carbon sink in the soil through their waste. Our goal is to be as green as possible in the near future, and we are establishing solar power at our new facility and looking for other ways to “go green.” However, we also believe that a working farm can be beautiful and picturesque, and we hope to capture this efficient beauty in our facility’s set-up. We have several projects in the works, including new gardens, agroforestry, and river-friendly agriculture. Stay tuned for more updates!
Join us for our regular farm tours to learn more about what we’re doing! These farm tours support our programs and overall mission.