|Pomona, Ontario, Flesherton, CA
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Toronto , CA
Project: Pomona Farm
Posted by Kristy Bard about 8 years ago
I just created a new website for our farm: https://pomonapermaculture.wordpress.com
This past summer, we had a bumper apple crop, selling 800 pounds to Beaver Valley Orchard and Cidery. We have also begun brewing our own apple cider and apple cider vinegar. We got a good crop from our big black walnut tree as well.
In addition to apples, we grew a variety of herbs such as sage, stinging nettle, rosemary, thyme, yarrow, mint, catnip, sorrel, hops and lavendar. I've been making blends of herbal and medicinal tea with these dried herbs, and sleep pillows with the lavendar, hops, catnip and lilac. This past summer, we discovered we had a lot wild hops growing amongst our lilac. The combination of hops, lilac, lavendar and catnip in a satchel placed under your pillow helps ensure a deeper and more restful sleep. I've also mastered the art of making homemade moisturizers with infused oils, beeswax and water.
Our garden beds yielded zucchini, strawberries, carrots, potatoes, crookneck squash, garlic, leeks, corn, jerusalem artichoke, onions, radishes, beets, and pepitas.
For 2016, we will expand our garlic and pepita production. We expanded our back fenced area for a larger area of protection from deer. We will plant more cherry trees within the expanded fenced garden next year, in addition to grapes.
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