How to get a good harvest without too much effort
Organic farming is easy
By using a comprehensive approach, we have managed to get high yields in the conditions of a short Siberian summer
Why organics?
A long time ago fruit and vegetables were grown naturally with the help of natural fertilizers and emphasis on taste and health benefits instead of high yields. But the great industrial revolution provided the manufacturers with growth boosters, ripening accelerators, new ways to fight vermin, and the like. To sell as much as possible farmers started using food preservatives, flavoring agents, dyes and flavor enhancers. As a result of all this people do not get real fruit and vegetables anymore but their feeble semblance that is stuffed with chemicals. If only the consumers knew all the truth about the products they buy, they would rather fast than eat them.
What are we using at our farm?
By using a comprehensive approach, we have managed to get high yields in the conditions of a short Siberian summer
Permaculture zoning
A harmonious system based on the consensus between humans and nature when humans are "helping" nature and not trying to correct it.
Drip watering
Not only saves time and water but also has a positive effect on plants themselves
No-till farming
Saves the soil from erosion, keeps wormholes and voids made by rotten plants intact
Green manuring
Using green manure crops enriches the soil with valuable nitrogen, suppresses the growth of weeds, prevents the spreading of bacterial and fungal diseases. We use clover, mustard (Sinapis), Phacelia, radish (Raphanus sativus), lupine, etc. as green manure crops.
Mulching
Helps to reduce the number of waterings, protects the root system from winds, overheating and cold, stops the weeds from growing, modifies the soils' pH, keeps the nutrients in the soil.
Using of effective microorganisms KM-108
  • Stimulates the plants' growth: they look healthier and stronger, the stems become higher and thicker
  • Improves the soil structure. The soil becomes healthier.
  • Restores the humus layer and increases the soil fertility for a long period
  • Increases the levels of nitrogen, potassium and mobile phosphates in the soil
  • Boosts plants' resistive powers against bacterial and fungal infections
  • Restores optimal soil acidity
  • Improves mineral composition of the soil and as a result – the plants' nutrition

A vegetable basket
You can order organic products in our Shop
What we do with manure
Cows not only give milk but also manure that is key to growing organic products
A little bit of history
EM technology
Effective microorganisms have been cultured by Dr. Teruo Higa from Ryukyus University in Okinawa, Japan
Effective microorganisms have been cultured by Dr. Teruo Higa from Ryukyus University in Okinawa, Japan. EM culture is a liquid mixture with pH of 3.5, the composition of which is made out of interaction between different groups of natural aerobic and optional anaerobic microorganisms. EM incorporate a large number of lactic-acid bacteria (Lactobacillus and Pedicoccus), photosynthetic bacteria, actinomycetes and other microorganisms.

EM cultures have been well-researched. Studies have proved their safety both for humans and animals. At first, EM were used as soil additives as well as for growing vegetables and fruit.

In 1980s some experiments were carried out that expanded the range of application for EM and showed their effectiveness in resolving various ecological problems. There are plenty of microorganisms everywhere and they greatly influence biological and chemical processes of decomposition, fermentation, oxidation and diseases of any biosystem. Before the development of EM technology there was no way of effectively controlling these microbial populations on a large scale. Thus EM have become a revolutionary tool in controlling dominant micropopulations and increasing effectiveness of natural systems.

We get 200 L of EM bacteria concentrate from our own bioreactor weekly
With the help of EM technology the time for manure processing has been reduced from 18 to 1 month
In May 2018 we have planted the first
COMPOST REACTOR
WHICH LETS US GET FREE HOT WATER AND HEATING
The production of thermal energy is based on the pyrolysis of organic mass – in our case we used 120 tons of manure mixed with straw, as well as 400 m of HDPE tube 20mm in cross-section, and a collar of 10 m in diameter at the basis. For maintaining the burning process the collar needs to be flushed with water from time to time. Such a reactor can supply a house with hot water for up to 18 months in average. By the end of this period one gets a high quality organic fertilizer.