The Lin family has worked this land for around 400 years, according to the last surviving records, where we found that our ancestors migrated from Hubei province to Jiuling Town in Sichuan province. On our small plot of land, we originally harvested crops like rice, corn and vegetables as well as a variety of fruits. We know the area well and have seen firsthand how agriculture has changed in China over many generations.
Today, Walden Farm is a family run farm located in fertile, hilly northern Sichuan province, about 115 km north of Chengdu and a half-hour drive from Mianyang. We raise pigs, chickens and goats and cultivate a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. The farm covers more than 300 hectares of land, employs more than 100 local workers and has hosted over 200 volunteers. We are also closely involved in the community of Jiuling town and are currently expanding the scope of our farm to include new sustainable ventures in ecotourism, education and hospitality.