It is our hope that White Tree Farm will evolve in the following stages:

  • Stage 1 – Initially we want to feed ourselves and our family from our land while providing a peaceful place to work, play and create art.
  • Stage 2 – As we grow and learn, we want to establish local markets for products to offset our expenses, but also to donate a percentage to charities and the less fortunate.
  • Stage 3 – Finally, as we become more confident, we want to provide education and support to the local/regional food and artisan community.

As we progress on this journey, we will use the following to guide our decision making:

  • Food will be an important part of every day, keeping our resources as close as possible to where we live, growing food sustainably and building healthy soil.
  • We will look to minimize our energy footprint as well, looking at concepts like net-zero housing and renewables.
  • Wherever possible, we will build using natural building materials and methods that are beautiful, non-toxic and have a minimum impact on the environment.
  • We will emphasize quality instead of quantity.
  • We will target for simplicity in what we own and how we live. The things in our lives should be both beautiful and useful.
  • We will protect our watershed from pollution.