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La Ferme de Sourrou
La Ferme de Sourrou
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La ferme de Sourrou , Bourrou, FR
(0033) 553817996
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate

Miriam Colin serge facchin
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La Ferme de Sourrou

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Rural, Residential, Commercial, Intentional Communities, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz, Legal

Project Summary

La Ferme de Sourrou is a site developed over 25 years, managed by two people who have incorporated permaculture principles into land management, animal husbandry, production methods and food and energy autonomy.

Project Description

The farm is registered with the MSA (Mutualité sociale agricole) and our principal income is from the sale of Mohair products from our Angora goats and from the sale of lamb from our herd of sheep. We believe that as well as being capable of producing for our own needs, it is important to produce a surplus and contribute to the health and well-being of our farmer neighbours. In the farm of 38 hectares we have built a passive solar house which is autonomous in its energy requirements. We keep chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and pigs and have several potagers, a food forest, food storage cellars, and use a wide variety of systems to produce all of our food and ensure that the surplus is preserved and stored correctly. We use our home and gardens to show and teach permaculture principles and practices to hundreds of visitors each year. Since building the house, we have concentrated on developing the site around it, learning from our mistakes, experiences and achievements - sharing them with schools, colleges, associations and the individuals who have passed through our life over the years. I have kept a visual record of most of our projects, thousands of our photos and articles are available on line, in blogs and the forums I administrate using the pseudonym "hardworkinghippy"


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