The price of pollution and habitat destruction are not usually paid for at the cash register. Taxes, health care costs, and reduced land values are usually how communities pay for the industry of others who make a profit off of the natural resources of all. Future generations are at an ever increasing risk of inheriting a planet that is nothing like the one we enjoy today.
As global warming increases, the incidences of natural disasters, species extinction, and sea level rise increase as well. Maid-N-Meadows is committed to doing its part to reduce our carbon footprint and slow global warming.
Each day we endeavor to move our land beyond the standards of organic by restoring habitats and encouraging native flora. By restoring the fertility and biology of the soils, we are laying the foundation for increased carbon sequestration, better herd health, and the return of native species.
Each year we seek to improve our practices and set measurable goals toward success.
For the year 2017 we are working toward the following:
Building a facility closer to home utilizing recycled building materials for insulation, siding, and equipment.
Fencing off a new parcel of forest to encourage young growth and decrease soil erosion and compaction. Also continuing to protect those acres of forest already not being utilized in farm production.
Sowing native grasses in our pastures and removal of invasive plant species in our best pasture.