April 06, 2006

Wild Thyme Farm

When we had first moved to our rented farm in Cornelius, OR, we had the good fortune to meet up with Kirk Hanson, who was working for Wild Thyme Farm in WA at the time. He was implementing some great restoration practices, utilizing permaculture and agroforestry principles. He also gave us cuttings from an Autumn Olive, of which we have 3 plants growing on our farm today.

I'm especially fond of their CREP plan, since we're in the process of implementing our own version of reforestation, food production, and biodiversity practices, using CREP to facilitate that.

Wild Thyme was recently written up in the Olympia, WA, paper, showcasing their success in marketing alternative forest products while improving water quality and wildlife habitat.

Good job, Kirk and John....good things are happening up there.

Posted by rich at April 6, 2006 04:24 PM