In 2017, Jim Adams set out to inspire the local community to connect and create local food systems. He began by turning a front yard in Bayshore, Long Island into a mini-farm! It became quite clear that the consciousness of the neighborhood was not ready for such change, and throughout the endeavour, he encountered many failures and victories.
Never wanting to give up, Jim gratefully accepted a plot of land offered by The Sisters of Saint Joseph. There on the beautiful campus in Brentwood, he was introduced to Farmer Ernie of Red Fox Farm who graciously shared a piece of his land, and in the Summer of 2018, the creation of Earthskool Farm began.
Always a work in progress, the intention of Earthskool Farm is to be growing with nature instead of against nature. For almost a decade, Jim has been a student of Permaculture and loves to apply this philosophy to caring for the land, along with the Sisters of Saint Joseph Land Ethics.
Guided by the universe and artistic expression, a perennial food forest has been slowly growing.
With patience and caring for the truth of our actions, Earthskool Farm strives to inspire the children of today to care for the children of tomorrow.
PERMACULTURE is a systems design science that encourages people to observe nature and let it be our teacher. It is a philosophy that opens ones' eyes to a better world we know is possible. By understanding the importance of self-love and self-care, we can love and care for the earth.
A few quotes by the founder of Permaculture --Bill Mollison
“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.”
— Bill Mollison
“The tragic reality is that very few sustainable systems are designed or applied by those who hold power, and the reason for this is obvious and simple: to let people arrange their own food, energy and shelter is to lose economic and political control over them. We should cease to look to power structures, hierarchical systems, or governments to help us, and devise ways to help ourselves.”
-- Bill Mollison
Jim has earned two certifications in Permaculture:
In Brooklyn 2014 with Andrew Faust.. and in
2016-- Online PDC with Geoff Lawton