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Mill Creek Farm
Mill Creek Farm
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585 Hood Rd, Saline, LA, US
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate

David Bennett Derek Hancock Holistic Girl Leah Cook Sara Elbohy
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Mill Creek Farm

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

This is a small farmstead focused on intensive operation of a large garden, rotational grazing of a dairy cow and calf, a few dairy goats, ducks, chickens and rabbits.

Project Description

The property is 10 acres of old row cropped ag land, sandy poor soil, with 40 years of pioneer tree species growth. The rows can still be seen, and almost no soil has been built in the past hundred years. We are harvesting the pine timber as lumber for building projects, and keeping every scrap of material on the property for composting, soil building, and materials for use as buildings. We plan on building a barn, classroom, bunkhouse, a couple tiny homes/cabins, and a home for ourselves from the lumber harvested off the land. Clearing the land will enable us to plant productive species. We will be growing primarily fodder crops in the swales, along with fruit and nut trees. The garden is currently 1/8th of an acre, and will be expanded to 1/2 an acre with the fall earthworks workshop. A small nursery is in the plan for the spring/winter of 2015-16


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Rural Residential Demonstration Educational
Jack Spirko - Co-Instructor Nicholas Ferguson - Admin
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