Sustainable this, sustainable that, sustainable everything. It is a buzz word isn’t it? I am afraid “sustainability” is being used so loosely today that when you read it you just discount what it might mean. Well we do not want you to do that as it relates to Mountain Sky Ranch being an Access and Sharing Economy Model. In our mind the Access and Sharing Economy Model is sustainable. We strongly believe that we “walk the walk” when it comes to teaching and demonstrating sustainable living. It is our passion and our lives.
So what does the Access and Sharing Economy Model mean to us here at Mountain Sky. Simply it means doing business with a balanced approach to people, planet and profit. As stated in Wikipedia – Sustainable agriculture is an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will, over the long term:
- Satisfy human food and fiber needs;
- Make the most efficient use of nonrenewable resources and on-farm resources and integrate, where appropriate, natural biological cycles and controls;
- Sustain the economic viability of farm operations, and
- Enhance the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole.
Here at the Ranch we desire to show how sustainable agriculture works in practice and to teach the skills necessary to pratice it to those who have an interest in using it in their own situations.
We share access to our abundant resources (land, equipment and business knowledge) with our partners and they share back with us their passion and work ethic related to the business enterprise that excites them. We are constantly adding new technologies and practices that we believe are unique and yet functional. We add a strong attitude of reuse and recycling to our barns, pastures and other assets.
We encourage tours and attendance at seminars and workshops we teach here at the Ranch. We encourage sharing as much as we can. We have some exciting new programs with our alpacas and aquaculture systems. Please call us at 303-495-3705 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.