Sylvanaqua Farms

"We're out to democratize food and agriculture in the D.C. region."

Which means:

  1. A mosaic of public and private lands serving as a base to produce wholesome food from health ecologies.
  2. A vertically-integrated, employee-owned cooperative of farms, nurseries, mills, processors, retail outlets, and wholesale distributors.
  3. Food available at greatly reduced prices without sacrificing ecological values, and agricultural opportunities open to more than just the most privileged members of society.

We envision this food system operating in parallel to the conventional food system in the region, providing a broad-market alternative that restores at least as much land as conventional agriculture degrades and, ultimately, creates the political pressure necessary to redefine regenerative agriculture as conventional, and conventional agriculture as legacy.