Board member Jeff Walker (left) and Brian Moss mark out contour lines at the working model farm.
Board member Jeff Walker (left) and Brian Moss mark out contour lines at the working model farm.

Work has begun on SustainFloyd’s Working Model Farm, starting this week with ordering seeds and marking out contours in the fields off Eanes Road.

The farm is a chance for us to ground-test and gather data on Earthwise’s Zone 6 “pocket-farm” model, which was the basis for our well-attended workshop and subsequent class about ways to make a living on 1.5 acres.

The farm will be at a transitional site on Eanes Road this year while we search and hope for that perfect piece to come our way and house the larger and more diverse operation that we hope to include livestock and agri-forestry components.

Farm Manager Brian Moss and SustainFloyd Board Member Jeff Walker spent time on Thursday marking out contours, which will then be plowed by Jason Rutledge and the draft horses of the Healing Harvest Forest Foundation.