Neptune Spear Farms exists to cultivate and donate Beyond Organic fruits, vegetables, meat, honey, and flower bouquets to our nation's warriors and those that support them. Additionally, veterans are trained through small scale agriculture using agro-ecological and horticultural therapy philosophies to heal both the land and the invisible wounds of war.
At our farms, we blend horticultural therapy, agro-ecology principles, and Beyond Organic values with what we believe are the best practices for farming. While conventional and USDA Certified Organic farmers use numerous pesticides that are potentially dangerous to the applicator, environment, and consumer, we use zero pesticides. We rely on improving soil health, enhancing soil fertility, crop/animal rotations, and growing native crops when they are in season as a panacea for all plant diseases and nutrient deficiencies. In addition, we are not opposed to using crop cultivars that have been selected and engineered to thrive in the Sonoran Desert to insure pest damage is kept to a minimum. We also believe that manufactured fertilizers, amendments, and composts when used in conjunction with professional laboratory soil tests, can be more sustainable than using USDA Organic or conventional inputs alone.
We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All the contributions are tax deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contribution. We are able to receive donations in the form of money, land, equipment, agricultural inputs, and time. Once we reach our donation goals we will begin providing a complimentary farmers market to veterans in the Tucson area. Please like our Facebook page to keep up -to-date on our progress and any news. We look forward to serving our community of veterans and thank you for being a part of the journey!