Logo primary
Logo secondary
Cedar Creek Permaculture Farm
Cedar Creek Permaculture Farm
Last updated:
Delton, Michigan, US
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

Brian McCune Kirtus Struthers PJ Chmiel Samantha Everett
View Updates

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.  


Courses Taught Here!
Project Badges
Rural Commercial Demonstration Educational
Joshua Shultz - Admin
Team Members

Report Cedar Creek Permaculture Farm


or cancel

Hide Cedar Creek Permaculture Farm


or cancel

Legend of Badges

Note: The various badges displayed in people profiles are largely honesty-based self-proclamations by the individuals themselves. There are reporting functions users can use if they know of blatant misrepresentation (for both people and projects). Legitimacy, competency and reputation for all people and projects can be evidenced and/or developed through their providing regular updates on permaculture work they’re involved in, before/after photographs, etc. A spirit of objective nurturing of both people and projects through knowledge/encouragement/inspiration/resource sharing is the aim of the Worldwide Permaculture Network.



A member is a permaculturist who has never taken a PDC course. These cannot become PDC teachers. Members may be novice or highly experienced permaculturists or anywhere in between. Watch their updates for evaluation.

Male memberFemale member

Permaculture Matchmaker

One of these badges will show if you select your gender and the "I'm single, looking for a permaculture partner" option in your profile.



People who claim to have taken a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course somewhere in the world.


PDC Verified

People who have entered an email address for the teacher of their PDC course, and have had their PDC status verified by that teacher. Watch their updates for evaluation.



People who’ve taken a Permaculture Research Institute PDC somewhere in the world.


PDC Teacher

People who claim to teach some version of PDC somewhere in the world.


PRI Teacher

With the exception of the ‘Member’ who has never taken a PDC, all of the above can apply to become a PRI PDC Teacher. PRI PDC Teachers are those who the PRI recognise, through a vetting board, as determined and competent to teach the full 72-hour course as developed by Permaculture founder Bill Mollison – covering all the topics of The Designers’ Manual as well as possible (i.e. not cherry picking only aspects the teacher feels most interested or competent in). Such teachers also commit to focussing on the design science, and not including subjective spiritual/metaphysical elements. The reason these items are not included in the PDC curriculum is because they are “belief” based. Permaculture Design education concerns itself with teaching good design based on strategies and techniques which are scientifically provable.

PRI PDC Teachers may be given teaching and/or consultancy offerings as they become available as the network grows.


Aid Worker

The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to be involved in permaculture aid work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture aid worker experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.



The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to do paid permaculture design consultancy work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture consultancy experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.


Community Project

Community projects are projects that help develop sustainable community interaction and increase localised resiliency.