On this Wednesday Wildstone Whim, we would like to share this heartfelt TedX Berkshires talk by Jen Salinetti of Woven Roots Farm in Tyringham, MA.
Our farm helper and online guru, Silvia, often passed by this farm en route to her work on the Appalachian Trail in Tyringham and some of her AT friends spend a lot of time here, and she is due a tour someday soon. Tyringham is a historic valley in the Central Berkshires known for it's Quaker heritage and farming. Similar to the Valley here in Pownal, VT, it has rich soil and is prime land for farming. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail climbs down, into, then out of Tyringham and it highlights many of the scenic values people picture when they think of the Berkshires. As the farms have dwindled in recent years in this area due to a variety of reasons, there are still a few active farms (1 dairy/meat cow farm just down the road from Woven Roots Farm) in the area.
Jen speaks passionately of her heritage and call to farming. It is very powerful and reminds us of what gets us up in the morning. The farm she and her husband operate uses many of the same principles we believe in to care for the soil. To learn more about their farm read this article published on the Berkshire Edge. Thanks Jen for the great talk! We are happy to have discovered it!
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