Sustain. Share. Teach.
Banks Mountain Forest Farm in Western North Carolina.
New litter of puppies arriving February of 2024!
A traditional native breed from the eastern part of Denmark and southernmost part of Sweden.
PASTURE RAISED PORK
Stock-up now up with our best prices of the year!
A rotational pasture system allows for low- impact grazing that benefits both the animals and the land.
Receive valuable first-hand experience in all aspects of forest farming.
Educating current and would-be farmers who are interested in learning about forest farming and sustainability.
At Banks Mountain Forest Farm, we practice silviculture, or forest farming, commonly defined as the cultivation of crops under a forest canopy that is intentionally modified or maintained to provide shade levels and habitat for environmental health. Because of this, our crops are limited to those with at least some shade tolerance.
Living in Balance with Nature
Our home, a combination residence and barn that was built by a crew of visiting Amish timber frame barn builders and local friends, was raised using timber from trees cut and milled onsite. The home is entirely energy independent, heating the home and water with wood, leveraging power from solar sources, and pushing excess electricity back to the local utility grid.
SUSTAINABILITY IN MULTIPLE FORMS
At Banks Mountain Forest Farm, we are entirely energy independent, practice forest farming, and let our livestock graze in an environment that benefits the animals and environment.