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Our Journey with Regenerative Dairy Farming

A Greener World, which audits and certifies us yearly as “Animal Welfare Approved”, has started a new “Certified Regenerative” program for farms that have demonstrated a commitment to the environment and local communities.
We are honored to have been asked to be one of just 50 farms worldwide to join their pilot! Follow our journey as we progress through our five year plan, going beyond sustainable agriculture to restoring ecological balance.

Chapel Hill Creamery Grazing Season

Posted on April 1, 2022 in
Grazing is the centerpiece of our soil building program! Ruminants with their natural diet of GRASS are responsible for building the deep, rich topsoil that once dominated the great plains of our country. As we model this natural cycle, the work of our regenerative plan for soil building at Chapel Hill Creamery rests largely the […]
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CHC joins Certified Regenerative Farm Pilot Program

Posted on January 7, 2022 in
A Greener World, which audits and certifies us yearly as “Animal Welfare Approved” has started a new pilot program: Certified Regenerative Farm. We are honored to have been asked to be one of 50 farms worldwide to join this pilot program! We’re excited about being certified as a regenerative farm. While we have always considered […]
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DIGGING DEEP!

Posted on January 7, 2022 in
A huge element of our Regenerative Farm Program is soil building. Tim MacAller from Four Leaf Farm is coaching us on ways we can bring our soils to their greatest potential. He and herd manager Allison Sturgill are discussing topsoil depth, carbon sequestering, and tillage pros and cons. For 20 years we have been improving […]
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Salad Bar Season!

Posted on January 7, 2022 in
Grazing is the centerpiece of our soil building program! Ruminants, with their traditional diet of GRASS, are responsible for building the deep, rich topsoil that once dominated the great plains of our country. As we model this natural cycle, the work of our regenerative plan for soil building at Chapel Hill Creamery rests largely on […]
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Regenerative Farm Plan: Aerobic Static Composting

Posted on January 7, 2022 in
Yes, we like to keep our infrastructure as simple as possible; and yes, we want the cows to deposit their own “fertilizer” evenly across the pastures as they graze. But there’s a considerable amount of manure that gets plopped in places where it needs to be cleaned up. The cows come in for milking twice […]
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Celebrating Earth Day Week with 10% Day for AGW

Posted on January 7, 2022 in
Participating in A Greener World’s pilot program for Regenerative Farm Certification is an inspirational experience for us at Chapel Hill Creamery. While we have always thought of ourselves as good stewards of the land, and conscientious environmentalists – we had not yet put into place specific goals for regenerating our little piece of the earth or the […]
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Hedgerows!

Posted on January 7, 2022 in
Here’s a great read: Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy! He’s written two others I can’t wait to get into. These books explain how each region’s own native plants and the region’s insects evolved over eons in conjunction with one another. Most insects are extremely dependent on specific native plants. The insects, especially caterpillars, support the bird […]
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