Gardening outside the lines.
Satoyama Homestead is a model for cultivating a mutually-beneficial relationship between people and the land.
To realize this vision, Satoyama Homestead operates as an edible landscape, outdoor classroom, and demonstration micro-farm to support evidence-based residential-scale agriculture and horticulture.
Goals for the future include:
- Expanding Yardbird Composting to a residential/commercial composting service
- Raising honeybees: queens, nucs or packages
- Designing edible container gardens for trade or sale
- Raising all-natural heritage vegetable seedlings and perennial cuttings for trade or sale
- Expanding the Satoyama Homestead site to add livestock and commercial-scale composting operations, including
- community pig share
- mixed poultry flock for eggs and meat
- Sato Llama, a guard llama for the flock
- an Egyptian-style mud daub pigeon dovecote
- conducting basic research into the role of birds and other wildlife in revegetating clearcut land
- Opening an offsite location, Satoyama in the City 里山市, to bring the healing power of edible nature and affordable housing to a nearby community in need
- Offering Website design, management, and sustainable hosting services for similar initiatives and organizations
- Consulting services for projects like sustainable and edible landscaping, apiculture, poultriculture, and composting
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- Respect for natural communities and their environments and ecosystems
- Appreciation of time as a resource and not a constraint; respect for seasonality and participation in the Slow Movement
- Use of natural materials sourced on-site or locally
- Minimal, strategic use of conventionally-powered machinery
- Restoring relationships between people and land for the well-being of all
- Achieving wellness by working the land and enjoying its bounty
- Respect for others' knowledge, experience, and abilities
- Restraint and reciprocity
- Practicing the Honorable Harvest
- Sharing our bounty with others
- Seeking support through in-kind or voluntary donations
- Adopting an attitude of gratitude