Farming

Farming · 11/28/2017
We wanted to share this amazing video from Sustainable Human on how a forest ecosystem communicates. Mycorrhizal fungi is the engine of not only this communication, but the preponderance of plant life functions. It is literally a fungal web that binds, connects, and sustains life for a plant community. The principle is the same whether it's an old growth forest or backyard vegetable farm. Soil microbiology and specifically micorrhizae is the life force of a living ecosystem. We hope you enjoy...

Farming · 11/18/2017
On September 15th, Hurricane Maria ravaged through the Common Wealth of Dominica (not Dominican Republic) as a category 5 storm. What was left in the wake of its path was nothing short of total devastation. Dominica's infrastructure and economy were left in the rubble of mud slides, floods, and mangled trees. Life's basic necessities of food and water were suddenly no longer available. But out of this destruction, there is a renewed hope and optimism based on self resilience and community...

Farming · 10/19/2017
"Sustainably grown food is guaranteed through ecological farming, which combines indigenous knowledge, modern science and innovation with respect for nature and biodiversity. It ensures healthy farming and healthy food. It protects the soil, water and the climate. It does not contaminate the environment with chemical inputs or use genetically engineered organisms. It places people and farmers – consumers and producers, not corporations who control our food now – at its very heart." A recent...

Farming · 09/16/2017
We are pleased to announce that our application has been accepted by Certified Naturally Grown (CNG). We are excited to partner with and support this grass roots initiative as an alternative sustainable farming certification standard. Working with CNG means that we are part of a coalition of small farms working to promote the benefits of not only chemical free farming, but ecological agriculture as a whole. We feel that CNG provides the best opportunity to represent our vision of small...

Farming · 09/07/2017
Some new trees were recently planted at the west pond! As the trees mature, they will help shade the pond and provide cover for the runner ducks. Some native grasses will also be planted around the pond to help beautify and provide habitat for this area. Thanks to Mountain View landscaping and Pennies Worth Acres Nursery for getting this done for us. This should be a great upgrade for this area.

Farming · 09/03/2017
Another load of mineral and humus dense compost has been delivered. This load will be spread for the Tempranillo blocks this time, as the Primitivo, Chardonnay, Viognier, Syrah, and Petit Sirah blocks have already been composted this year. Thanks to Southern Oregon Compost for providing the organic Compost and mixing our mineral needs. The vines have already started their nutrient uptake requirements for next years production, so getting this compost spread will be a priority for us. By...

Farming · 08/29/2017
Congratulations to the pioneers of organic tree fruit in Washington state. A highlight from the attached USDA Organic Insider bulletin states that Washington state accounts for more than 90% of organic apple production and 80% of organic pear production in the United States! The pioneers of Washington's organic tree fruit industry stressed the importance of micro nutrients, the value of spiders and weed management strategies to name a few factors for organic success. As "eco-farmers" we don't...


Apricity Vineyard

5719 Jerome Prairie Rd., Grants Pass, Or 97527

T. 530-640-0910