For Sam and Bill Wiseman, Sunflower Savannah Farm embodies the continuity of life. Everything serves a purpose and contributes to the wellbeing of the farm.
Sheep eat the grass, conserving tractor fuel, and produce compost to grow cut flowers and specialty veg. Garden produce supports the Market, the animals and the farm family. Dogs guard the animals and the house and cats hunt critters that would ruin the grain eat garden seeds. Chickens, ducks, and geese feast on the bugs that eat the plants that feed everyone, and provide eggs to eat and compost to feed the garden soil. garden. This is the cycle for Sam and Bill, farming 22 acres in Beaufort, MO.
Thanks to Known & Grown STL, our regional local food brand and farm certification, for connecting KDHX Earthworms to Sunflower Savannah - and to all the Earthworms On The Farm conversations. Earthworms engineer is Andy Heaslet - THANKS! also to Jon Valley and Andy Coco of the KDHX Production Team.
Related Earthworms Conversations:
Kate Estwing Grows - Loves - Arranges SLOW FLOWERS (July 2018)
Slow Money's Woody Tasch on Culture, Poetry, Imagination, Soil (July 2018)
Kirsten Lie-Nielsen on Keeping Geese (Nov 2017)