At Natural Roots Farm in Conway, MA, David Fisher and Anna Maclay use a 5-part fertility program to raise plants, animals and people with optimal health and vitality. They nourish land with animal manure-based compost, minerals, seed inoculants, green-manure and rotationally-grazed animals. Through enhanced soil fertility, their food’s nutritional content is raised as is the farm’s long-term sustainability.
Fisher focuses on biological fertility, intensive cover cropping and weed control. “We first nourish the land so in return, it can nourish us,” said Fisher. His training and efforts to enhance soil health have led to improved soil as well as personal health. He finds that his family and crops are both becoming more vigorous and resistant to illness and diseases over time. [Learn more here.]