Elephant Revival founding member Sage Cook with Aera Fox of We Dream Dawn are part of the Elephant Collective. in 2015 ago they embarked on this subsistence farming adventure.
They pressed and fermented pear cider, planted 40 fruit trees, started a flock of chickens and subsequently lost them all to predators, constructed hugelkulture beds and a large cold frame, planted everything we could think of, delved into canning, brewed a few batches of cider, beer, vinegar, sauerkraut, kombucha, saved a bunch of seeds, and lots of things I'm forgetting, all while Sage was still touring with Elephant Revival. Needless to say, there wasn't much free time. Our second season we experimented with dry cropping and the garden was not so successful, now we only water with rainwater (fertilized by fish) and the soil is looking better. We started a small cattle heard and have been offering grass-fed beef seasonally. Feel free to stop in for a visit! We can put you up in Bessie, Elephant Revival's old vegetable oil powered school bus, and maybe even play some music around the fire.