Eternity Farm is a small, no-till, human-scale vegetable farm that grows market and Asian vegetables. We are Korean and Jewish queer women owned and operated. The farm is located on occupied Coast Salish land of Camano Island, Washington, one hour north of Seattle. Our mission is to nurture the web of life by farming with regenerative practices, providing nutritious food to all, and continuing the passage of knowledge and resources. 

 
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Eternity Farm is a small, no-till farm that does not use tractors or synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. We aim to integrate with the natural patterns of ecosystems in which energy and matter cyclically transforms through producers, consumers, and decomposers. No-till systems prioritize and preserve the natural structure and biological activity of soil, the medium in which life is rooted.

We work to provide food that holds respect for the plants, the people, and the land that we steward. Our goal is to feed the souls of all beings from humans to fungi, from insects to birds, and from forests to the Puget Sound. Together we dance in decomposition, reinvigorate through regeneration, and grow with gratitude. We hope to encourage people to care for themselves, each other, and the land and organisms with whom we share the mysterious and loving transformations of life and death.

 

We take care of our community by:

  • breaking ground through sheet mulching, thus minimizing soil disturbance from the beginning

  • growing with and keeping organic, non-GMO, seeds

  • having permanent beds and keeping the soil protected and sustained with vegetable plants, cover crops, and/or organic mulches instead of plastic mulches or bare soil

  • using chicken rotations and JADAM organic farming practices as our own natural pest-control and fertilizer

  • minimizing soil ecosystem disturbance by cutting crops at the soil surface and leaving root residues in-ground

  • harvesting close to distribution to provide the freshest, most nutritious food possible

  • building organic matter on the land to improve soil system, increase water and nutrient holding capacity, and sequester carbon

  • increasing number and biodiversity of food crops, especially perennial

  • increasing ecosystem biodiversity with native plant hedgerows

  • prioritizing the minimization of waste and striving for a closed loop system

  • specializing in culturally relevant Asian vegetables

  • distributing our produce across different socioeconomic statuses and neighborhoods

  • continuing the passage of knowledge and resources of permaculture and natural farming practices

  • ultimately regenerating and increasing resiliency of the land and our collective existence

This is what separate us from conventional agriculture, which depends on monocropping, heavy tillage, and manufactured pesticides and fertilizers. These practices cause serious ecological consequences such as soil compaction and degradation, depletion of nutrients and biodiversity, releasing of carbon, and increase in erosion, pollution, runoff, and irrigation needs. This results in general unhealth and decreased resiliency of the soil, plant, animal, and human ecosystems that extend past the boundaries of the tilled land. It is a vicious cycle in which land becomes more lifeless as increasing amounts of fertilizers and pesticides are added to compensate. Certified Organic produce also does not mean that they are no-till (or low-till) or pesticide-free. The best way to know a farm's practice is to talk to the farmer or visit the farm yourself. The current industrialized food system is built upon serious injustices to people, other organisms, and ecosystems on every scale while producing food that is less nutritious and flavorful.

 

We work to challenge the dominant system of industrial agriculture by showing that prioritizing the health of all entities is the most beneficial way to live, grow, and share food. We farm and hone our practices to distribute local nutritious food and plants while sharing the passage of knowledge and resources. Our collective ancestral roots are intertwined with plants. We hope to share how much care and teaching they offer us if we learn to grow with them.

 
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Kimmy (Emily Kim / 김하나) (she/they) grew up in occupied Muckleshoot and Duwamish lands of western Washington with four siblings and Korean-born parents. She has been fascinated with the natural world since she can remember and believes in growth rooted in reciprocity and gratitude. For them, plants are a passionate and dynamic expression of care, creation, and revolution; a magical manifestation of love, life, and death.

Some current plant-related interests include perennial food crops, medicinal herbs, plant propagation, seedtending, and cultivation of culturally relevant plants. Additional interests include meditation, music, books, photography, pottery, education, and land access, reciprocity...

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Emma (she/her) is sooo excited for year two of Eternity Farm! She greets each day with love, curiosity and a long list of audiobooks. Emma is learning, laughing, growing, listening, savoring. Hailing from occupied Lenni-Lenape lands (Philadelphia), food and the outdoors have always fueled her spirit, bringing her from one coast to the other working on farms and at non-profits building towards a more just future. Emma is cis, queer, white, and her cultural heritage is Jewish and Pennsylvania Dutch. She loves to play outside, doodle, cook odd things, sing in the car, and dance in the kitchen. If Emma were a vegetable she would be a pea. Its roots feed the soil, its flowers nourish the pollinators, its fruits are a sweet treat and the plants hold each other up with strong, cute, swirling tendrils of mutual support. She is thankful for this day- for all the gifts this moment brings, and this one, and this one, and this one.

~ Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond. ~

-- Robin Wall Kimmerer