Lunar Hollow Farm is a few acres of beautiful land outside of Deerfield, Wisconsin. We moved to this place in September of 2018, and in our first growing season of 2019 we created many medicinal beds, a large food garden, installed 2 orchard spaces, got chickens, and started beehives.
At Lunar Hollow Farm we use organic and permaculture principles. As a white person using the principles of permaculture, I acknowledge that permaculture comes from practices created by indigenous cultures and peoples around the world for thousands of years, and was appropriated by white cis het men in a position of power over the past few decades. I acknowledge I am privileged to own land, and that I am using processes created by indigenous people. To me, the principles of permaculture go beyond food forests and soil building and are priniciples that can be used to create a more equitable, restorative, and cooperative community.
LUNAR HOLLOW PLANS:
For 2020, we expanded again, and started mushroom logs, expanded our medicinal woodland conservation area, added many native fruit including plum, and expanded our canes and berries.
2020 was an interesting year. We planned on having people here to volunteer to help me with medicinal herb growing for HWB, volunteers helping in the US Community Apothecary for HWB that is located here, and to offer plant walks, classes, and other educational events and activities. With COVID, that all changed, and so the focus instead was on getting a greenhouse, starting medicinal trees and endangered medicinal natives in that space, expanding fruit, food, and orchard. And, expanding the perennial medicinals both in prairie, beds, and woods. We have a large woodland garden started that includes mushroom logs and many wonderful native medicinals.
As we navigate how this might work into the future with covid, our US Community Apothecary space is going strong, our gardens are going strong, and there is much still to do.
For 2021, we have expanded plans to take our land another step closer to our dream. I am designing systems for my Permaculture Design Certification, and am working to increase our medicinal plants, food plants, compost, conserving and preserving endangered medicinals and natives, and more.
Our plans for 2021: