We do things differently at Perry Hill Farm. We are part of the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary Network. Our woods and meadows are home to numerous rare and threatened plants, and many “common” plants who are declining throughout their ranges for a multitude of reasons. We feel that landownership is not a privilege, but a responsibility; a responsibility to the other-than-human persons we share this land with. Our stewardship of this land involves controlling invasive species; managing the numbers of deer, who, in their overpopulation, threaten a great many plants and animals that are sadly disappearing from the region; and using forestry as a tool to improve the health and resiliency of our forest. We are rewarded for this work by an abundance of edible, medicinal and just simply beautiful wild plants. We protect plants because this is their home as well as ours.
We not only work at preserving the environment personally, we also do professionally. Our business, EBM is about energy conservation with an emphasis on renewable energy. Our solar electric system powers the farm and we use our own wood to provide heat to the farm in the winter. We use bio-diesel to fuel our tractor and other diesel vehicles. We also utilize packaging on our products that can be either recycled or composted.
Our herbs are grown in no-till beds using the compost that we create from the many farm animals we have.