Madera Farm has come a long way in just a few short years. Our land is really starting to take shape as a perfect example of how agricultural land use can keep our area beautiful while promoting our community. The Farm is being used now to grow plants and grasses that will adorn many homes throughout the neighborhoods of Nokesville, Warrenton and Gainesville.
In addition to the new greenhouses, we have completed the construction of our new barn. We use wood chip bedding for our livestock for not only the most humane treatment of our precious animals, but also to be environmentally sound.
Here are some pictures of our greenhouses. Since it’s January, we don’t have a huge number of plants. But two of the greenhouses are filling up and we’re gearing up for the 2016 season.
In the above picture, you can see the 5 acre pond that we created to supply a natural source of irrigation, and at the same time protect the wetlands that are on the rear border of our land.
Here are some of views of the inside of our greenhouses…
Here is another Greenhouse that keeps some of our grasses and smaller plants. This picture was taken during a watering cycle.
Across the farm from the greenhouses, you’ll find our fantastic new barn! The barn isn’t completed yet, we still have to add the floor. But soon our livestock friends will have a great new place to call home. We are already using the environmentally preferred wood chip bed method for keeping livestock. The animals love it and it does so much to protect the environment.