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Manitoulin Permaculture
Manitoulin Permaculture
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2394 Hwy 540, RR1, Little Current, ON, CA
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

Chris.T. Hamrin Derek Jean Isaac Harkness Javan Kerby Bernakevitch Jesse Lemieux jessica watchorn Johan Beyers Leigh Hegg Pam Jackson Rebecca  Porlier Ron St. Louis
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Manitoulin Permaculture

Project Type

Rural, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Developing 5-acre demonstration and education site on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada. Running intro courses and PDCs. Guests and interns welcome.

Project Description

Manitoulin Permaculture was launched in 2009 with the intent to create a demonstration site and education centre. The first intro course was run in 2010 and this year (2011) will see the launch of a weekend based 6-month, 120 hour PDC.

Totaling 5 acres but wrapped by 300 more protected acres (owned and managed by the The Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy), Manitoulin Permaculture is located in a pristine and peaceful rural environment in Northern Ontario, Canada.

Short-term goals include the purchase of a small tractor to begin the necessary earthworks, the renovation of "the shop" into a teaching space, exploring collaborative planting on the biosphere property and renewable energy retrofits to house built by my father.

Medium term goals are to plant out a food forest and establish a permaculture nursery on site.

Longer-term goals include building a second home inline with as much of the Living Building Challenge as is feasible. I would also like to establish facilities to sustantially extend the growing season, either with biodomes and/or an earthship but just for aquaculture and agriculture.

Come visit if you are in the area but please call or email ahead!

in peace & service
Justin Tilson


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