The Canoga Creek Farm and Conservancy properties are located in the heart of Upstate New York's Finger Lakes region and overlook scenic Cayuga Lake. Canoga Creek Farm and Conservancy, situated in the Canoga Creek watershed, includes many acres of the Canoga Marsh. Canoga, or "Ga-no-geh" as the native Cayuga people called it, means "place of the sweet water," and has long been known as a place of abundant fish and fowl. Canoga Creek Farm and Conservancy is a family farm operation focused on sustainability through the celebration and preservation of rural lifestyles and the conservation of agrobiodiversity and natural resources.
Conservation farming puts first things first by attending to the needs of the soil—by seeing to it that the starting-off place, the base, is put into sound health and kept that way. Any other approach, no matter what it may be, always has and always must lead eventually to agricultural disaster.
If America could be, once again, a nation of self-reliant farmers, craftsmen, hunters, ranchers, and artists, then the rich would have little power to dominate others. Neither to serve nor to rule: That was the American dream.