The key to economic sustainability is the long term lease that connects the land use with our land tenants. The leases fall into three general categories; sustainable agriculture, energy farming, and conservation applications. Terms range from 5 to 20 years with renewable options.
The organic farm tenants are given long term leases that provide for a sharing of revenues. This is contrary to most conventional farm leases that are a one year term and have fixed rents. Our lease structure allows the farmer to take a more sustainable approach to soil fertility and health while growing their own business.
“These sprays, dusts, and aerosols are now applied almost universally to farms, gardens, forests, and homes – nonselective chemicals that have the power to kill every insect, the ‘good’ and the ‘bad,’ to still the song of birds and the leaping of fish in the streams, to coat the leaves with a deadly film, and to linger on in soil – all this though the intended target may be only a few weeds or insects. Can anyone believe it is possible to lay down such a barrage of poisons on the surface of the earth without making it unfit for all life? They should not be called ‘insecticides,’ but ‘biocides.”
- Rachel Carson, Silent Spring