Rose Acres Farm is located on 32 acres of land that was historically stewarded regeneratively by the Kumeyaay peoples.
We are grateful to have access to harvest wild elder flower and berries, sagebrush, lavender, yerba mansa, mallow, miner's lettuce, chickweed, prickly pear, and manzanita. We ask permission from the plants before harvesting and sing our gratitude as we work.
We are grateful for the shade of the old, wise oak trees. The trees create pasture beneath their canopies for our goats, chickens and turkeys. The trees give us oxygen and bring rain to our land.
We are grateful for the granite boulders that harvest water into our soil.
We are grateful for the numerous blooms that change throughout the seasons to bring beauty and nourishment to others.
We are grateful for the wild honeybees and other native pollinators without whose work we would not have seed, fruit, vegetables, and flowers.
We are grateful for all the animals that are joined together in the web of life, visible and not seen by the naked eye, who each play their part in a healthy ecosystem.
We are grateful to recognize that we are part of this ecosystem as well and strive to play our part through gratitude and reciprocation.
Our gardens are currently comprised of an acre of mixed annual and perennial vegetables and herbs, berries, and fruit trees. Our gardens are divided into four different sites due to the rocky and hilly terrain that runs north to south down the middle of our property. Each garden space has its own unique microclimate that we've had to observe and understand since our move here in order to maximize our harvest and minimize pests and damage from severe weather.
Our vision of the land includes reforesting, adding more perennial, drought-tolerant, and highly nutritious allies, improving our pasture areas and grazing goats and chickens in a regenerative way, and overall creating an oasis of food and medicine crops for our family that will build soil, capture carbon, and be enjoyed for many generations to come.