Fountain Family Pharm: A Permaculture Orchard in the Northern Boreal Forest
Fountain Family Pharm: A Permaculture Orchard in the Northern Boreal Forest
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Commenced:
01/03/2012
Submitted:
02/12/2013
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Manitoba Highway 6 - 17 kilometers South of Thompson, Thompson, Manitoba, CA
Phone:
204-778-3146
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate





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Kerry Dell'Agostino Rachelle Rocha Rebecca  Porlier Stefan Sobkowiak Tim Engbrecht
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Fountain Family Pharm: A Permaculture Orchard in the Northern Boreal Forest

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Rural, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

A 6 acre demonstration farm emphasizing small fruit, medicinals, and vegetable production. The project will have associated with it a small farmers market, educational facility and community involvement.

Project Description

Our primary objective is to produce highest quality food for clients using as few inputs as possible to make as much profit as possible.
We strive to encourage plant and animal interactions resulting in the best soil and plant health possible, resulting in food quality far surpassing that available in the current marketplace in our area.


We endevour to avoid the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and to experiment with different plant varieties to determine the most hardy and profitable plant varieties for the North.


We are also experimenting with a variety of agricultural techniques and green technologies to establish long term, medium scale niche food production in northern Manitoba.

It is also in our plans to include a small educational facility, farmers market and busking area, so as to involve our community in our project as much as possible. We are currently testing the waters using people with mental disabilities to do fruit harvesting and other farm tasks.

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