Old 99 Farm & Permaculture Site
Old 99 Farm & Permaculture Site
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Commenced:
01/01/0001
Submitted:
15/09/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
1580 Old Hwy 99 RR3, Dundas, ON, CA
Phone:
905 627 1917
Website:
www.sustainablelifestyles.ca
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate





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Old 99 Farm & Permaculture Site

Project Type

Rural, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Small scale mixed agriculture with livestock (ruminants and poultry) and four season vegetable production for local food supply via internet, www.old99farm.locallygrown.net

Project Description

In 2007 I came on this piece of land, which had been farmed for over 100 years, original buildings were still standing and suitable to be put into service. I started with a permaculture charrette led by Peter Bane and Keith Johnson, which helped create the overall design for the 22 acre parcel. This includes 15 acres workable land, 2 acre woodlot, 3 acre buildings and residence and 1 acre pond. Darren Doherty was in the area, and came for a consultation on land use.

Now four years later, I have a functionning farm, on permaculture principles.Animal husbandry: 15 Canadian Lineback cattle (for milk and meat, manure), a heritage breed, a dozen sheep, 100 chickens, various geese and ducks, and a Maremman lifestock guardian dog to keep all safe from predators.

Two 2000 sf greenhouses have been erected and in use for 2 years, providing green vegetables year round. A mixed orchard was planted in 2008 and is managed organically. Bees are kept onsite for honey and pollination. Maple sugaring is done each spring.

Future project elements include aquaculture in the pond, commercial geese and duck production. and a farm scale ethanol still, biochar production and smoke house.

 

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