The principal way that we at Santuario Sisterfarm live out our mission of cultivating biodiversity is through an ethic of living lightly on Earth. We strive to find Earth-enhancing ways of living where we are planted—on our small seven-acre site in the Texas Hill Country.
Always a work in process, the site models a variety of replicable practices including composting to help build soil fertility and recycle wastes; organic growing with a focus on native, heirloom, and non-genetically modified plants; use of nontoxic and biodegradable household and office products; water conservation through rain catchment, graywater, and other water-saving systems; and energy conservation using geothermal and solar energy, biofoam insulation, and energy-saving devices.
Here's a copy of the handout we give all vistors, highlighting many of the practices we put in place.
Download handout (pdf).