Laura's Homestead Alternatives log cabin.

A Letter from Laura: Drawdown!

Dear Friends, At Mt. Folly farm, we are doing big things, simply. We are part of the drawdown movement, which seeks to sequester carbon dioxide in plants, trees and soils. We have long been a part of the organic movement as well, for us meaning our products are raised in soils, part of the underground…

Spring Cherry Blossom

Celebrating Arbor Day 2022

Saplings and seedlings, sprigs, and sprouts oh my! Trees all around the world are starting their lives this very week. Humankind celebrates this holiday of the future of these trees as they sequester carbon, create unique micro-ecosystems for our forests and woodlots, provide shade to rotationally graze livestock and stand tall while fighting soil erosion…

Customer Stories of Impactful Women – A Women’s History Month Spotlight

March was Women’s History Month, and to celebrate, Laura asked for stories about the “women who’ve been role models, inspired you, accomplished the impossible, and have improved the well-being of humanity.” We received several heartwarming stories and we have compiled them here for you to read. Submitted by Jan Ward: My grandmother born in 1892…

March Is Women’s History Month

Dear Friends,  March is women’s history month. As a woman, I’d rather an eon than a month, which we deserve. Still, I ask you to send me a vignette, long or short, about the women who’ve been role models, inspired you, accomplished the impossible, and have improved the well-being of humanity. I’ll get these notes…

sunflower, soil and microbiome

Soil, Sunflowers, Microbiomes and Health

Dear Friends, There is a connection between the soil microbiome and our microbiome. As we focus on health, we’ve come across these new findings. For organic farmers who use nature rather than pesticides and herbicides to grow plants, including organic hemp for CBD, we are heartened to see this research going mainstream. The human microbiome consists…