Our crop fields, orchards, pastures, hayfields, and farmyards can be seen as the basis of our food production and as ecological components of our landscape. In their later role, they can provide habitat for various wild organisms such as grassland birds and wet meadow sedges. But those habitats and their wild residents can also, in turn, influence food production through their roles as pollinators, pests, pest predators, soil turners, etc. How does the ecology of the land interact with our forms of agriculture? That, to us, is agroecology.

For more information, please see the following:

Tomatoes in the Wilderness, Spiders in the Broccoli: An article for the Natural Farmer summarizing our conception of agroecology.

Profiles of On-farm Creatures : A report on some of the pests and beneficials we’ve found around the County.

Farms and Nature : A web page leading to more of our work on the interaction of wild creatures and agriculture.