Dean is a 1994 graduate of the University of Chicago with an AB in Economics. After being a floor based derivative market maker for a few years, he moved to Philadelphia and then Dublin to trade convertible bond securities. Always bothered by the assumption of infinite growth in the field of economics, Dean became interested in how this assumption affects agriculture. After discovering the concept of sustainable agriculture, Dean changed careers and became a full time farmer.
He purchased the 350+ acre Wyebrook Farm in Northern Chester County and set out to farm it sustainably. He raises 100% grass fed beef, heritage breed pigs in the woods and poultry out on pasture. Dean and his team sell hand-butchered meats in a fully restored 18th century stone barn on the property. Dean believes that it is important for people to have a real connection with their food and that buying food from the place it originated is a satisfying way to do this.
Want to teach your kids about sustainable living on a farm? We have a farm tour that teaches the entire family about how we use nature’s resources to provide sustainable living at Stoney Creek. The tour covers:
Recycling and Re-inventing
Using beneficial insects instead of pesticides
Our blue-line creek
and much more….
The 45 minute learning experience is only $5 per person and can be scheduled throughout the summer for groups of twenty or more.
How to plant a three sisters garden. Three sisters garden is sustainable agriculture through companion planting.
Three sisters companion gardening allows one to plant the same crops in the same location season after season without the need to rotate crops. Traditionally, a fish was buried in the bottom of each hole to provide nutrients to the plants for the season at hand.
Since early Spring, Farmers Weekly has been visiting Adam Henson’s Gloucestershire farm, exploring the theme of sustainability in modern farming. The first program in the series asks “What does sustainable farming actually mean?”
The biggest players in the food industry—from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers—spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? Can sustainably grown food deliver the quantity and quality we need—today and in the future? Our first Food MythBusters film takes on these questions in under seven minutes. So next time you hear them, you can too.