Dogpatch Urban Gardens (D.U.G.) is a small-scale market garden growing produce naturally with organic principles, and sustainable methods, on ¼ an acre of land. We never use any form of synthetic chemicals on the plot including artificial pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.
WHO WE ARE – A family run farm passionate about health, community, education, and the environment.
WHAT WE DO – Cultivate fresh, nutritious, and flavorful produce in the Northern Beaverdale area.
HOW WE DO IT – Use sustainable, organic, and biointensive farm methods to produce high yields on a minimal amount of land while maintaining the integrity of the environment.
WHAT WE VALUE
· Building community
· Environmental Conservation
· Family Values – hard work, resilience, commitment, dependability
· Organic principles (No use of synthetic chemicals)
· Enhancing soil quality
· Food Safety
The farm is built on a foundation which the successful market gardener, Jean Martin Fortier states the best, “Grow better, not bigger.” Small-scale farming has its advantages because it allows for me to “know my crops.” Since the land is small I am constantly interacting with every square foot of the crops and I can recognize any potential issues involving the soil, pests, weeds, etc. Growing on a smaller scale also allows me to focus on creating high quality and fresh produce. I am able to harvest within just days of distribution!
Imagine a farm that not only provides you and your family with healthy, delicious, and local food but a farm that does all this while positively interacting with the environment. Hopefully the visual you created in your mind is that of Dogpatch Urban Gardens. I can’t wait to grow for you and with you!