Friday, May 7, 2010
Rocky Creek Valley Farm
Last fall we purchased 40 acres of possibilities and this statement represents where we are going. We are just beginning to implement our plans and dreams. Join us on this adventure:
Rocky Creek Valley Farm is committed to sustainable agriculture, environmental preservation, and consumer education. When we read reports of schoolchildren not being able to identify simple farm animals and classifying potatoes only as French fries from a cardboard container we decided to share our farm-life with others.
Rocky Creek is an agricultural and educational center that promotes environmentally friendly systems such as solar heating and sustainable farming with various methods that enrich the overall experience of farm-life. We have realigned our values to preserve and re-establish the rich vitality and viability of living soil to produce nutrient dense vegetables, berries, culinary and medicinal herbs. Rocky Creek increases production of the land with innovative crop rotation and winter harvests. We are dedicated to preserving heritage and heirloom plants, increasing awareness of endangered indigenous plant species; exploring traditional techniques that have been obscured and vilified by modern technology by employing deep-composting, vermiculture (the raising and production of earthworms to use their castings for compost) and natural weed and pest control. Rocky Creek uses no chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. We conduct controlled test gardening with moveable unheated high-tunnels, various styles of raised-beds and fish-agro hydroponics and provide documentation of these trials to other not-for-profit organizations and state and federal partners such as local Universities and the USDA.
Rocky Creek’s scenic paths through gardens, forest and hills, beehives and barnyard with free-range chickens and goats will re-educate children and adults, urban or rural, that animal husbandry and connecting with the land is paramount to our well-being. Our goal is to present in a positive way farm life and other lost arts that have died and been buried under the laptop computer in our educational system. Rocky Creek will remind you of the beauty of the farm, past and present with tours, lectures and classes that teach how our ancestors made soap, washed clothes, preserved food by canning, drying, culturing and using a root cellar.
Gary and Elizabeth Wenig
37009 W. 156th Street
Rayville, MO 64084
Gary cell: 816-853-0196 gary@RCVfarm.com
Elizabeth cell: 816-853- 0440 lizzy@RCVfarm.com