+ Soil Management
We believe healthy soil is alive, and, as stewards of the land, it is our responsibility to preserve healthy microbiomes and fortify soil fertility. The following practices ensure our animals always have a healthy variety of necessary vegetation in their diet and bolster local ecosystems.
No Synthetic Fertilizers or Pesticides
Unlike traditional farming practices that rely on chemical soil amendments, we rely on the natural fertilization that is afforded by raising animals on pasture. As animals rotate through paddocks, they consume potential pests and mow down vegetation, promoting healthy regrowth and reintroducing nutrient-rich organic matter into the soil.
We strategically rotate animals through pastures, moving the livestock as vegetation is 3 inches high and reintroducing them as the pasture grows to 6 inches in height. This process ensures a rapid vegetative regrowth period, requiring plants to sequester carbon from the atmosphere as the pasture rests and rebuilds.
Azuluna Farm pastures are composed of native plant varieties that benefit the local insect and animal population, providing shelter and sustenance for fauna that coexist on our land. By working within resilient ecosystems we build a reciprocal relationship with the land and the critters that inhabit it.