Free Hand Farm

Placerville, CA

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Article on the Blog  Herdshare & Healthy Soil

We raise healthy food because we believe it is a great way to serve each other, build community, heal the land, and build fertile soil.

  • We use livestock guardian dogs to protect our sheep and solar technology to protect our hens so that we can live with and around predators like pumas, coyotes, bobcats, and bears without harming them.
  • We do not use synthetic chemicals or fertilizers on the farm.
  • We practice management that mimics natural patterns to build soil, increase wildlife habitat, and raise healthy, hardy livestock.
  • We use fencing and watering technology developed in New Zealand to decrease our water use and keep our whole farm system portable.

We’ve had some awesome mentors and helpers along the way, and we continue to pursue excellence in farming through ongoing study. Stop by the farm sometime and say hi!

Photo Credit: Koa Kalish

Free Hand Farm, photo by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss

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