FARMING METHODS

Petaluma Hills Farm (PHF) strives for sustainability in its farming methods and due to the nature of our farm, have many opportunities to exercise our strength in these areas.

Fire Protection and Management

Cattle grazing will continue on the vast majority of the property to help keep the grasslands healthy and fire danger low.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Chef’s Garden

With our non-cannabis partner Sonoma Hills Farm and Chefs’ Garden, PHF will be growing a one-acre food garden managed as a professional CSA to be exclusively used by local and world renowned chefs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Environment Agriculture

PHF’s controlled environment agriculture indoor cultivations reduces water consumption and pest infestation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safe, Nutrient-Rich, Reduced Water Farming

PHF’s  farming methods involve production without the use of chemical fertilizers or other artificial agents. Nutrients are distributed through a point source drip watering system to reduce both water use and nutrient use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycled Soil

PHF recycles it soil on site through composting, and living soil methods eliminating used soil as a waste product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beneficials Welcome

PHF has an integrated pest management system that uses companion planting to attract beneficial insects.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pests

Petaluma Hills Farm operates on an integrated pest management system that relies heavily on the use of beneficial insects as well as companion planting to attract these beneficials.  If situations are unavoidable and pesticide sprays are needed, only OMRI-certified products will be used. (Learn more about the OMRI: https://www.omri.org)

What is OMRI?

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a private, nonprofit organization that determines whether or not a product qualifies as organic under the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP).

Petaluma Hills Farm - 334 Purvine Road, Petaluma, CA 94952