With a pure heart and a gentle hand, we can settle a farm that allows plants grow wildly and allows animals to walk freely without gates. We have no artificial tools only the sun, the moon and the stars. A farm is supposed to be as simple as it should be.
That year, we stood in front of those giant rocks and wild weeds without fear, but full of hopes and excitement. We created unforgettable farm stories through the hunting for land and the renting and settling thereof. The human labor on farms is to pay off our losses, but we need to treasure the land and show the respect to our Mother Earth. Even though we are not allowed to use machinery within national preserve parks, we can utilize our hands with love. We are not familiar with sprinkler systems, but we can walk 2 hours to the origin of Clearwater Creek to connect the water stream. We lack farming knowledge, but we can go back to the basics and let plants grow naturally by following the seasons and the changing climates.
If the mountain won’t move, build a road around it. If the road won’t turn, change your path. Unmovable rocks and trees stay where they are and we cultivate the land and then open a little path to walk through. We grow plants according to their species and features without destroying the original ecological cycle. There are always mint leaves surrounding the ponds. The water in the ponds is from the running fountain deep underground and the water temperature remains a constant 12-15℃ and the stream intertwines between the entire farm’s plants to activate the plants’ vitality.
We assign plants to various nursing zones according to their species. Irrigating was always the trouble because we had been looking for the best soil humidity to grow plants. From countless experiences and continuous research, we eventually found a way to let the water stream flow among the plants without destroying its original ecology.
[Harvesting the First Time]
We carefully harvest the first gift from Mother Earth. When we bundle up all the wild mugwort in our hands, the natural herbal aroma delivers the best healing and soothing smells.
Ecologically, water level and depth are important elements to control the growth of plants. Thus, we created several ecological ponds to reserve the water and balance the soil and ecology. Inside these ponds, many creatures grow along with nature. The most common plant around the ponds is wild mint.
[Educational Plant Nursery Zone]
In order to help new staff members to get to know about the plants on Yuan Farm, we arrange an educational plant nursery zone to grow seasonal plants not only for new staff training, but also for the guiding tour for businesses and distributors around the world. You can learn about the plants through actual touching and smelling.
In ancient times, farmers settled down using only their hands and feet without destroying the ecology of the land. We also wish that we could do things the same way as our ancestors did to maintain this land of purity. Let it grow with nature while we perform the belief of basic farming here.
The growing environment of crops is wild and borderless. Since we are not spraying any chemicals, these plants have to develop abilities to survive in tough climates and attacks of wild animals. Therefore, the healing power of these plants is stronger than those on regular commercial farms.
Yuan Farm is a very simple and basic farm that contains pure energy. We believe that the simpler we do things, the more compassion we give to the land. Yuan Farm is the best example to show the support to the morality of land.