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Stony Brae Farm
Stony Brae Farm
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RR7 Perth, Ontario, CA
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate

Chris Bisson Jay Cuthbertson Jennifer Osborn Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes Wen Rolland
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Stony Brae Farm

Project Type

Rural, Commercial, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Permaculture demonstration site. This was a dairy farm in past decades, located in the Tay River watershed, 200 acres of diverse terrain, woodland, wetland, granite rock outcropping, pockets of arable land.

Project Description

Stony Brae Farm is on the edge of the Canadian Shield and as such, has a poor soil and colder climate compared to the commercially productive farming areas in Southern Ontario. The resources on this piece of land have high regenerative potential, as the terrain is diverse, lending itself to numerous permaculture uses for energy and water flow and materials and food production.

Presently, a market garden is up and running, supplying food for the Farmer's Market in Perth. The mature woodland is being developed for timber and firewood, and a portable sawmill is operating on the farm. Shiitake mushroom production scale is increasing each year. Forest gardening, small and large scale composting and edible landscaping is demonstrated on site.

The size of the property and variety of microclimates, vegetation and soil types present a very high potential for educational workshops to be held at the Farm


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