“Rustic Roots Sanctuary is a sustainable farm and sanctuary in Spanish Lake with an organic community garden growing organic, local, whole foods.”

Our organization is a community led 501(c)(3). Rustic Roots Sanctuary is a 6.64 acre farm that serves the Spanish Lake community.

Our mission is to create access to fresh, organic, locally grown food in Promise zones. Teach sustainability through agricultural education and career development. Help heal individuals and communities through holistic health, and put power in the hands of local farmers and communities.

Our first successful project was GROW Spanish Lake community garden. Our sustainable farm includes rabbits, goats, chickens and bees – these animal partners help us compost, fertilize and pollinate the garden. As a result a symbiotic relationship between the animals and the land is created.

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11735 Eckert Ln., St Louis MO 63138

Visiting Hours

Rustic Roots Sanctuary is open for tours and volunteer days Tuesday, Friday & Sunday from 9AM-1PM. Contact us for details.

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Janett Lewis




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More about our Farm

Farm Size

6.64 acres

Herd Size

  • 26 chickens
  • 6 goats
  • 4 beehives


  • Honey
  • Kombucha
  • Elderflower champagne
  • Eggs
  • Veggies
  • Goat milk

Animal Feed

Goats forage and are given occasional supplemental feed when necessary. Chickens forage and are fed conventional grain. 


Chickens and goats are rotated to break infest infestations. They use movable electric netting to create paddocks on different areas of their farm. Chickens are moved with the help of a chicken tractor and portable fencing.

Conservation Practices

  • Crop rotation
  • Compost
  • Integrated pest management
  • Pollinator enhancement plan
  • Grazing management plan
  • Field border
  • Animals forage for food
  • Beehives have 4+ hours of sunlight per day and have adequate ventilation
  • Bees are not fed white sugar