Nobility of practice begets nobility of product. While managing the remote organic Failla Estate Vineyard on California's remote Sonoma Coast, a dormant seed of sustainable farming was germinated. The vineyard was off-grid, solar powered, spring water fed, and heated with a wood stove - a perfect storm for the inspiration that led us to Uneven Ground.
At this remarkable vineyard, core values of hard work, attention to detail, tactical timing, and game-bred knowledge amounted to healthy vines and successful harvests. Enamored with the idea that 90% of all great winemaking was done in the vineyard, we moved to the lush wilds of Oregon and continue to apply that ethos to the raising of our cloven hooved wonders.
Establishing the fundamental principle of our farm for the sake of crystaline clarity has been leading edge of our work. We employ practical features of biodynamic and permaculture farming as an ethical guide to improving the soil, tending the garden, grazing our livestock, and maintaining excellent standards of living for us as well as our animals.
In this era of soulless food, toxic preservatives, and mediocre discernment, we join a movement to live, eat, and contribute to the farm to table revolution and its intentional high standards. Like a natural ecosystem, everything on this farm is connected to a system or multiple systems from the sheep who make the compost to the chickens who turn it. Nothing gets wasted, even the ash from the wood stove gets added to the garden which helps alkalize the naturally acidic soil.
A network of systems all working in symbiosis with each other like links in a chain. Welcome my friends, to Uneven Ground, which all of us stand upon in one way or another, facing the poetry of life cloaked in our personal philosophies, weathering the vicissitudes of natural phenomena. Eat well and be well, CPG.
50 shades of green
50 shades of green