Unity Farm, Charlotte, Vermont
 
Our vision for Unity Farm is to unify the needs of everyone who lives and works here in a sustainable and harmonious way -- people, domestic animals, wild animals as well as our cultivated land and the natural environment.
 
HISTORY

Unity Farm began in 2012 when owner Cathy Wells relocated from Shelburne to Charlotte, and created a new home for herself and her four working draft horses. The 54 acre property had been preserved through the Vermont Land Trust and could only be used for agricultural purposes. The property had no buildings or infrastructure and was a mix of an old apple orchard, a small woodlot, hay fields, an old corn plot, and encroaching wet soils from perpetual springs along the adjacent ridgeline.
THE PROPERTY TODAY

Of the 54 acres, about 8 acres are currently in flower/herb/greens production, 4 acres are a high quality hay field, 22 acres are in pasture and hay field for the horses, 14 acres are in a natural wooded ravine that runs through the property and the rest is wooded. Two ponds collect year around runoff from springs located on the ridge behind us. We’ve done extensive native plantings around the ponds and encourage as many natural settings as possible to attract native pollinators, birds and wildlife that flourish along with our farming practice.
 
Unity Farm property in 2012
Unity Farm property in 2012