Our collective model is an alternative to the hierarchical structure of most farms. We operate with three co-managers, distributing responsibility and reducing burn out!
This method of horizontal management creates a more relaxed environment for both managers & employees.
We profit share with all employees and provide living wages.
Siembra’s location, 2 miles from downtown, allows us to engage actively with local community!
We offer weekly work trade/volunteer hours, allowing community members to engage with the farm, learn from our practices, and receive a share of our produce.
We provide a Community Supported Agriculture program, where members subscribe to a share of our produce throughout the season.
Our practices focus on balancing resource use with the crop needs.
Water management: drip irrigation provides water directly to the plants’ roots, avoiding excess use.
Nutrient management: using on-farm compost & regular soil testing to ensure we are only feeding the plants what is necessary.
Soil management: cover cropping, crop rotation, and applying organic matter creates a balanced soil nutrient profile for our crops.
Pest Control: all of the energy we put into soil & nutrient management promotes healthy plants which increases our crops’ ability to fight off pests.