Cedar Creek Permaculture Farm
Cedar Creek Permaculture Farm
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Commenced:
01/01/2013
Submitted:
13/11/2013
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Delton, Michigan, US
Phone:
269.331.0461
Website:
ccpermaculture.wordpress.com
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate





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Brian McCune Kirtus Struthers PJ Chmiel
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Cedar Creek Permaculture Farm

Project Type

Rural, Commercial, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

I am just beginning to build a permaculture farm for small commercial production using linear food forests and alley cropping combined with intensive annual production through indoor year-round aquaponics and chinampas outdoor during the growing season.

Project Description

My site is my fathers 45 acre farm which currently is providing winter hay fodder to our grass fed cattle.  Our plan for the site is to turn it into a permaculture teaching and demonstration farm for temperate climate farm-scale permaculture.

We are also deeply involved in appropriate technology and natural building focusing on energy efficiency.  We plan to power and heat our farm through a centralized pyrolysis boiler running a 10kw internal combustion engine generator.  Hot water from this system will heat both our fabrication shop and house with waste heat going into the adjacent greenhouse.  Biochar from the pyrolysis process will go towards improving the food forests and coppice system.

The attached greenhouse will have a dep water aquaponics system in it for year-round greens production and fish protein.  The electricity for lighting comes from the generator which also procides the heat for the grow beds.  

A small 2 acre pond provides the opportunity to do intensive summer crop production using chinampas for irrigation.  After buuilding a small dam to regulate water level I am going to build a series of raised beds using willow and pond bottom soil.  This will both irrigate and fertilize the veg from below.  

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