In our relationships with our colleagues and our work, we’re guided by the same principles that underpin our relationship with the land:
We’re all connected, to one another and to the Earth that supports all life. We respect each person and the soil, water, plants and animals that together form our community, and we celebrate its diversity.
We think of the whole. The problems facing the food system and the planet are complex and thorny. We encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and experimentation in pursuit of tangible, enduring results. As colleagues, we’re all responsible for, and we all share in, the success of the organization as a whole.
We’re stewards, cultivating and nurturing all parts of our diverse ecosystem—human, vegetable, animal and mineral. We aim to be efficient and resourceful, conserving and recycling to create a thriving farm community.
We’re all teachers and students. Let’s keep our hearts and minds open to new ideas and practices.
We strive for excellence. We do the very best we can for our program participants, our partners and our colleagues, to bring about large-scale change.
We celebrate Earth’s abundance. We respect the natural world, which gives us both spiritual and physical sustenance. We believe that cooking and eating are uniting experiences, and we want to share good food, grown well, for the benefit of all people and nature.