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Food Forest Initiative

Our on sight Food Forestry System ​provides working models by stacking annual and perennial species into strategic patterns that mimic those seen in nature. Our Food Forest Cells, or “guilds,” can be reproduced on small and large scale that are designed to be replicated across our own property and abroad.

Black Soldier Fly Larva Production

Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL): Hermetia illucens, the black soldier fly, is a common and widespread fly of the family Stratiomyidae. The larvae and adults are considered neither pests nor vectors. Instead, black soldier fly larvae play a similar role to that of red-worms as essential decomposers in breaking down organic substrates and returning nutrients to the soil. Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) are an excellent source of sustainable protein for livestock nutrition. The larvae have voracious appetites and can be used for composting household food scraps and agricultural waste products. 

We currently use two models of BSFL pods for collection, if you are interested in purchasing one of these, check out our Shop.

Permaculture Pigs

 

Welcome to LPRC Permaculture Pigs

 

Discover our commitment to sustainable farming practices. At LPRC, we specialize in selectively breeding three heritage hog species designed for low environmental impact. Nestled in the rich lowland forests of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, our animals thrive on a diet of natural forage, harmonizing with their surroundings.

 

Through careful rotation of our Low Forest Hogs across our property, we not only rejuvenate our land but also safeguard the delicate balance of our natural habitat.

**Contact Us for feeder pig availability**

Biochar Production

Biochar is created at the LPRC using materials collected through our Resource Recovery Program and or our agricultural wood "waste". We use TLUD (Top Lit Updraft) style kilns to convert this "waste" into a stable product that can be used as a soil amendment and other various uses on and off site.

We offer several forms of this product in our Shop.

Historic Home Restoration

The LPRC is located on a beautiful property that has been family land for at least 200 years. Classified as a "Century Farm," we are currently in the initial stages of restoring our family's mid-1850s log cabin to historical accuracy. We hope to showcase this heritage home and preserve the history of a pioneer family of Lewisville, NC. We are fundraising for this project through community donations. If you would like to contribute to this historical preservation project, click the donate button below.

 

 

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Discover the American Mulefoot Hog: A Heritage Breed Worth Preserving

Are you ready to embark on a journey through time and taste, all while contributing to conservation efforts? Welcome to the world of the American Mulefoot Hog, a remarkable heritage breed that holds a special place in our hearts and history.

 

Unveiling a Living Relic

 

The American Mulefoot Hog is no ordinary pig. With its distinctive solid hoof resembling that of a mule, this breed stands as a living relic of a bygone era. These hogs are a treasure trove of genetic diversity, preserving traits that were once common but are now exceedingly rare.

 

Heritage and History

 

Our commitment to the American Mulefoot Hog began in 2019, but the breed's history dates back over a century. With the arrival of our AMBA registered breeding quality boar in 2020 and the discovery of two pure lineage sows in the subsequent year, we've been dedicated to preserving the breed's heritage and ensuring its future for generations to come.

 

Community and Conservation

 

But our mission doesn't stop at preservation. The American Mulefoot Hog plays a pivotal role in our Resource Recovery Program. These hogs are champions of sustainability, aiding in the recovery of valuable resources while reducing waste. They show us that conservation isn't just about the past; it's about creating a sustainable future.

 

Taste the Tradition

 

What sets the American Mulefoot Hog apart is not just its history but also its flavor. Known for its marbled, succulent meat, these hogs offer a taste that transports you to a time when flavor mattered most. Experience the difference in your culinary creations, whether you're a home cook or a seasoned chef.

 

Join the Movement

 

We invite you to be a part of our journey to preserve and promote the American Mulefoot Hog. By supporting our efforts, you not only contribute to the conservation of a rare breed but also champion sustainable practices in your community. Together, we can keep this heritage alive and thriving.

 

So, are you ready to explore a breed that's a slice of American history on your plate? Dive into the world of the American Mulefoot Hog and join us in our mission to protect, promote, and savor this unique heritage breed. Taste the tradition; be a part of the movement.

**Contact us today to inquire about feeder pig availability and AMBA Registered Breeding Stock

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