This week we begin a four-part series about the importance of expanding local food production and teaching people to learn to feed themselves whenever possible. We'll start by visiting Beaver Creek Ranch in Rawlins County, Kansas. This agritourism business operated by Jeff and Alice Hill includes a hunting lodge, a full-service family farm complete with fruit and vegetable gardens, poultry, beef and pork production, organic hard red winter wheat production, and a demonstration site for a system called Full Circle Aquaponics. The day I arrived the place was really humming, thanks to the bee hives that provide pollination and honey. Join us as we visit a fascinating place.
The website for Full Circle Aquaponics is: fullcircleaquaponics.info. Beaver Creek Ranch can be found online at beavercreekranch.org. The operation is located at 11503 Beaver Creek Road in Atwood, Kansas. You can reach Jeff and Alice Hill at 785-538-2363.