Rainbeau Ridge

Sustainable Practices


Sustainable Practices


sustainable practices


Created in 2002 by Lisa Schwartz and her husband, Mark, with a fascination, appreciation and respect for the natural resources available in their own backyard, the Schwartz’s are focused on recapturing the gentleman’s farm that once encompassed this space and on sharing this open space, and its products, with others. 

Since its inception in 2002, Rainbeau Ridge has been committed to the principle that farming can be an important part of the social, cultural, educational and commercial activity that ties a local community together.

In all of these activities, Rainbeau Ridge is committed to demonstrating that local farming can once again be an important cornerstone of community life. 

Specifically, we strive to: 

  • Preserve and protect land and water resources through high quality, small scale, organic farming
  • Demonstrate sustainability and core values associated with farming
  • Enhance the quality of life, sharing best practices and experiences with our extended neighbors as we participate in the rich cycles of nature
  • Operate the farm without the use of added chemicals


We strive to keep a closed loop on the farm.  One of our best practices is the collection of organic waste throughout the farm.  By combining animal waste, straw, leaves and kitchen scraps, we are able to let nature take its course and create nutrient-rich compost.  We are able to use this throughout our garden to enrich the soil and add to the quality of our produce without chemicals.  

Sometimes referred to as 'black gold' our compost is a central part of our sustainable practices.