Our vision is simple: more farmers growing in better soil. Until recently, tillage was considered a necessary evil of food production. However, we believe ecological no-till can be profitable in almost every context: better for the land, the farmers, and the communities they serve (i.e. the triple bottom line). We also believe that we, as farmers, have only begun to understand the mechanics, let alone the implications, of profitable no-till farming. There are an endless number of ways to approach regenerative agriculture, we’re beginning with small-scale no-till veg.
Our purpose is to create a community centered around regenerative veg farming practices, the very community we’ve been searching for ourselves. The farmers, the models, the methods are out there, but are at best hard to find, or worse, simply unexplored. We want to cultivate the best, most diverse, most accessible, searchable resource and online community for no-till veg growers and soil lovers. Please, consider supporting our mission by becoming a Patreon member and be sure to sign-up on our mailing list.
Good things are not easy, nor are they free. It takes a lot of time, work, and (yes) a little bit of money to operate our project. If you like what you see, and want to see more of it, consider becoming a Patreon member for as little as $2/month. More support means more time and resources to dedicate to the regenerative cause: more content, more contributors, more hands-on experiences, and—ultimately—more no-till growers. If you’re a farm or company and would like to contribute to and/or sponsor our work, please send us a message.
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Farmer Jesse Frost is one-half of the farm team at Rough Draft Farmstead with his wife Hannah Crabtree in Central Kentucky. Jesse hosts The No-Till Market Garden Podcast and a video series on YouTube about no-till market gardening. His background is in cooking, off-grid farming, and journalism, contributing to The Atlantic, Modern Farmer, Civil Eats, as well as maintaining the Marketing Column for Hobby Farms for many years. Connect with Jesse on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
Jackson Rolett, his wife Jordan, and [soon to be] three little ones farm Stone House Market Farm, Southern KY. Jackson has a background in psychology and social work, has done extensive work with farmers market outreach programming (implementing the first cash match for SNAP used at a farmers market in KY), and currently grows one acre of no-till veg with a year-round CSA. Connect with Jackson via farmsite or Instagram.