The LMD team had a great time at our team-building event on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Honey’s Harvest Farm.
Located in Lothian, MD, Honey’s Harvest Farm grows food and medicine using the principles of permaculture (a land management approach that works with the natural ecosystems, not against them) and regenerative agriculture (a holistic farming approach that improves, rather than harms, water, soil, and air quality). In this way, the farm’s products improve not only the health and wellbeing of its customers, but also the farm’s natural ecosystems. Honey’s Harvest Farm is owned and operated by Anna Chaney, a 13th generation Anne Arundel County citizen who’s passionate about ecology and holistic wellness.
Anna gave our team a tour of the farm, explained how permaculture and regenerative agriculture differ from traditional farming methods, and showed us the enormous variety of native plants, trees, herbs, vegetables, and fruits grown in their fields--all through farming methods that help preserve the integrity of the surrounding environment. We tried figs, dandelion leaves, passion fruit, mint, and goji berries, to name just a few of the farm’s crops.
We also got a chance to get to know our newest team members, enjoy some wonderful food (including s’mores!) and live music, hang out by the fire pit, and just relax and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Check out some photos from our day at Honey’s Harvest.