Pictured here with our delightful Spring 2016 volunteer Madison!

Pictured here with our delightful Spring 2016 volunteer Madison!

 

Hello! We are Alex and Emily Sims. We stated our journey four years ago when we took up an internship (with our then-toddler Reuben) at a local regenerative farm - there we learned the basics of how to raise chickens, pigs and cows in a sustainable and ethical way. We were also deeply inspired by the words and actions of Joel Salatin, Wendell Berry, Alan Savoury, Darren Doherty and others in the permaculture and sustainable agriculture movement to radically rethink our lifestyle and livelihood. After our internship finished we decided to start our own small holding farm business - Hand to Ground. We settled in Macedon Ranges and were blessed with the opportunity to lease 30 acres of pasture for our poultry operations. We are now in our third year (with two more little boys in toe) and a growing knowledge of our local ecology, community and vision for the future.  We hope to one day raise a variety of other meats alongside our pastured eggs, chickens and raw honey - and continue to see land and communities transformed by good wholesome food! Thank you for following our journey...