What is SHARE? Sustainable Harvest, Adaptive Research and Education
Sustainable Harvest Our farm is more than an organic farm–it is a sustainable farm. And the goals behind sustainability (environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equity) guide our farmers.
Adaptive Research Sustainable farming is a complex process for which there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Our farmers and apprentices are constantly using formal and informal research to determine the best agricultural practices for our unique site.
Education In joining the Ecosystem Farm CSA program, subscribers support not just the farm, but the educational programs in sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship offered by the Accokeek Foundation through its Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship. These programs teach beginning farmer apprentices the nuts and bolts of running a small-scale sustainable farm and the public how to incorporate the principles and practices of sustainability into their lives.