“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature … the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.“– Rachel Carson
Wild Culture Farm is a small stewardship based regenerative farmstead located on a gently sloping six acres on the Central Coast of California.
We’re all indigenous to the earth, we belong to the world, not the world to us. We depend on and are interdependent with all species, and life on Earth itself is the foundation of our own life.
My heritage is decidedly mixed but I was raised with an awareness of my indigenous roots, which are Navajo. Navajo believe we must do everything we can to maintain harmony and balance on Mother Earth. In fact, “Navajo” is a Spanish adaptation of the Tewa Pueblo word navahu’u, meaning “farm fields in the valley.”
It’s essential to the future that we all learn from the past as food has always been our sustenance, medicine, and culture. It weaves thru our human story. Farms and gardens can nourish and connect us. Choosing to eat what grows nearby, is raised on local pastures, or caught in our waters is truly a return to a recent past. The food we grow, source, eat, and enjoy has the power to help heal our health and our local communities by preserving or re-establishing roots, regardless of if we speak the language or follow old beliefs.
This growing journey has been shared by many hands who have offered their ideas, time, energy, and resources. The reciprocity and feeling of abundance is all around us and is woven into the work we do every day to feed our community.
We thank you for your interest in this endeavor. We may be small but the seeds we sow spread and grow in a multitude of interconnected ways!