There are numerous aspects of White Oak Pastures that are unique, fascinating, inspirational, educational, beneficial, and productive. Learn how our Garden Crew is literally planting seeds of success.
White Oak Pastures raises American Chinchilla Rabbits that are characteristically large, hardy, and gentle animals with mature bucks weighing 9-11 pounds and does from 10-12 pounds. These rabbits produce large litters, have reliable mothering instincts, and reach market weight very quickly. Although our rabbits receive Non-GMO feed, most of their forage comes from fresh grasses and greens from our organic garden. We are currently holding on to our long-eared, buck-toothed colony to build our stock, but don’t worry, we’ll let you know when we’re ready to process them and ship them your way!
Organic Garden Manager, Bilal Sarwari, brings a mindfulness for biodiversity and environmental stewardship to our vegetable production. Our gardens provide local, organic produce to our on-farm restaurant, farm staff, and General Store customers. Bilal offers an in-depth explanation of some of the ways he encourages biodiversity and sustainability in his daily garden management.
How did you get into the field you work in now?
I was premed in college, so I completed all my requirements and majored in Anthropology and Human Biology. I also had a string of really great environmental studies professors which resulted in me picking up a minor in Environmental Studies. My botany professor was incredibly inspiring- Dr. Eloise Carter. She actually just Snapchatted me a handful of muscadines. Over the summers I was part of something called OIEE- the Oxford Institute for Environmental Education. I was a Teaching Assistant, it was a program for grade school teachers to come through and figure out how to incorporate environmental studies lessons in any subject- math, literature, social studies, etc. I did that for a few years and really enjoyed it. Toward the end of my...