Meet an Eco-Farmer: Godsell Farm

Godsell Farm Eco-Farmer

Mark & Pam Godsell

Why did you begin farming?
Our goal was and is to educate those interested in learning about farm life before technology took over and to promote the humane treatment of animals, all while making it a fun and enjoyable experience for all ages. A trip to the farm provides hands-on learning. We offer a hatchery program for local schools to bring the farm to the classroom and are starting an “adopt the farm” program where they can hear about daily life on a diversified farm in the classroom.

Have you always been an eco-farmer, or did you make a change?

Yes, it is truly a mission of ours — sustainable living, non-use of large equipment to farm, bringing today’s children to the farm to learn and explore where their food comes from.

What was the biggest hurdle you have overcome?

Making a living, as Pam is still employed outside of the farm.

What do you enjoy most about farming?

The animals and how they contribute to the fields; the growing and sharing of veggies to our CSA members; having kids to the farm that have no idea where their food comes from — how crops are raised, how an egg does or doesn’t become a chick.