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The Johnny Appleseed Organic Village is a sustainable living development in Folkston, GA, where we are pioneering the next step in the organic food revolution. Combining best practices from permaculture, syntropic planting and regenerative agriculture, we are creating a new way to grow great-tasting, healthy produce while simultaneously improving the environment.
Johnny Appleseed Climate Farming™ is a system for producing sustainable, highly nutritive produce while storing atmospheric carbon in the soil and fixing nitrogen from the air. Applied correctly, these methods can store more greenhouse gas per-acre annually than a healthy forest of the same size.
The five principles of Climate Farming are:
• Integration of animals in growing operations;
• The minimization of topsoil disturbance;
• The stratified planting of varied species, including cover crops;
• Use of appropriate erosion and water management techniques, and;
• Continual soil improvement programs like composting.
Combined correctly, these practices result in healthier soil, higher-quality produce and a better planet.
The Johnny Appleseed Organic Village is nestled within the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by tumbling Spanish moss and towering longleaf pine trees, we are constantly reminded of the important role sustainable agriculture plays in protecting vulnerable ecosystems. Follow along on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.