Earth Stewards was born out of a few people’s strong desire to create sustainable, nutritious food for their loved ones. Full of innovation and ambition the idea for a No Dig, urban micro-farm quickly grew from concept to reality. Now, we produce and sell hundreds of vegetables, herbs, and microgreens every season.
Our passion for growing and delivering nutrient-rich, conscientious produce keeps us striving for new ways to produce and share the wonders of nature.
We are incredibly grateful and respectful to our earth and our community for supporting and nourishing us from the very beginning and we are beyond excited for what is in store for the upcoming years.
No Dig / No-Till Method
This method of farming is fast becoming popular amongst conscience farmers who are looking for options that are both environmentally friendly and produce superior results.
The No-Dig method of farming revolves around the concept of disturbing the soil as little as possible throughout the sowing, growing and harvest process.
This allows the soil’s natural ecosystem of organisms to enrich the earth and in turn the vegetables.
Some Benefits of The No Dig Method:
- Carbon stays in the soil rather than being converted to CO2 by oxidation after cultivations.
- Minimal soil preparation needed to replant after harvesting.
- Decreased amounts of weeds, cutting down on farm maintenance time.
- Increased water holding capacity.
- A teaspoon of healthy organic soil contains more microbes than there are people on earth.
“Preparing, providing and nourishing people through food has been etched into my soul, you could say it’s in my blood.” Growing up in his Nanas kitchen, surrounded by preserves and fresh produce, Chris developed a deep connection with the act of cooking and caring for people with nutritious food.
“I have always understood on a very deep level that food isn’t just ‘food’ - it’s connection, history and community all wrapped up into something that (should) nourish and heal us.”
Owner & Urban Farmer
Carrying his passion from childhood into his career as a chef, Chris honed the art of creating delicious, nourishing meals for people to enjoy over many years. After having two beautiful children his focus began to shift into discovering the best way to nourish them as well as create more time to be a present father. When the concept of creating an Urban farm became a reality Chris threw himself into the challenge eagerly. “The farm as it stands right now is just the beginning!” says Chris “I have big plans for creating a hub for nutrition and education in our community. We need more people to understand and have access to organic, food - it should be for everyone, and if I have my way, it will be.”