Farm-scale

We have a wide array of experience on farm layout and design in the Eastern USA and multiple countries having worked on other farms and built our own from scratch. Whether its putting in electric fences, where to site gardens and orchards, to helping you get prepared to stock farm animals, we can help you to make plans for beginning your farm or expanding it. Our focus is regenerative agriculture, seeking to increase the fertility, productivity and profit of the land and it's caretakers.

 

We specialize in SILVO-PASTURE installations, alley-cropping with trees and pasture renovation, small and large-scale.

 

Instead of attending a lot of classes or reading til your eyes are fuzzy, call us to have a personal workshop right at your home.

 

We do land clearing and orchard installations, too. Interested? email James, ravenridgefarm@gmail.com today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We do fencing

We do fencing

Barb wire, high tension, welded: start with a high-quality fence

Tree Care

Tree Care

Fodder trees

Fodder trees

These cows prefer locust leaves to corn silage

Design before you dig

Design before you dig

set up water retaining ditches for planting on contour

Farm layout

Farm layout

what to grow and where

Animal Husbandry

Animal Husbandry

Cows? ducks? sheep? we can steer you in the right direction

Maps and design

Maps and design

We offer on-site consultation, starting at $80. From there an in-depth design and report are available. Check out the design page for samples.

Chestnuts

Chestnuts

we highly recommend to plant this useful, beautiful tree in abundance for its delicious and nutritious food.

Transition points

Transition points

Every functional space has definite beauty spots. identify them and build a gate like this where people may like to linger

How RR farmscapes can help you:

  1. Brainstorming with you about your goals, then helping frame your needs in a way that will bring results. We have made the mistakes for you.

  2. how to plan your plantations in a tidy way using permaculture methodologies whether it's gardens, orchards or pasture

  3. Travel to you for site-assessments and beginning the design process for your farmstead, but will only do installation on a case-by-case basis.

  4. Helping get you started on a business plan and farm plan. Writing and editing help as necessary.

  5. If you're prospecting for land we can assess it before you purchase.

The Shady Grove

 

Some people call it the 'back 40 acres' of woods to be managed for timber and firewood. Naturalists see the trees as wild land for animal habitat, others see a source of food. Whatever your desire for your forest is, whether it is 2 acres or twenty, we can help you to understand your options for management, for wildlife, and for recreation. We can help you to identify special areas of rich diversity also areas to be managed for your particular goals. In the end, we give you a designplan and report for your forest.

 

Trails

 

For six years, we have been developing a trail network on the hills around our farm in Marshall, complete with loops, switchbacks and signage. Only until recently, did we realize that in addition to doing forest assessment, Tree Identification and management plans for folks, did it make sense that trails are a major bonus to any patch of woods

 

 

Your Forest

Your Forest

Tree Identification, assessment & management plans

Trail work

Trail work

steps, grading, and signage

woodland building

woodland building

Materials from on-site built this meditation hut near Cairo, NY

Inventory and Management plans

Inventory and Management plans

What are your goals? we can help you decide

Tree Felling

Tree Felling

Firewood from your land and land clearing for your farm and orchard

Timber products

Timber products

valuable locust fenceposts for your projects

To contact us about your farm and forest     ~     (828) 747-7695      ~     ravenridgefarm@gmail.com