Chris Wallner and Jane Hansen are committed to living sustainably on their Northern Wisconsin farm. This includes energy efficiency, avoidance of chemicals, conserving water and soil, and generally treading softly upon the earth.
Jane plants a diversity of vegetables, greens, herbs, flowers and fruits and moves them through the garden in an seven year rotation. Pesticides and herbicides have never been used in her garden. Instead, beneficial insects are encouraged and plants are allowed to develop their own resistance to pests which increases the nutrients for us.
The animals raised on the farm are moved across the pastures in a system called ‘management intensive grazing’. The pasture plants are allowed to recover fully between grazings and therefore offer more nutrition to the animals and high quality meat to all of us.