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Jill Chen
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Joined:
27/02/2014
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Climate Zone:
Cold Temperate
Gender:
Female
Web site:
www.freestylefarm.ca





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About Jill Chen

I'm interested in turning my city plot into a permaculture food forest. I started three years ago with no experience in gardening and believed in order to make vegetables grow well, you needed to buy Miracle Grow from the store. I've learned through Google, and tried to apply some of the principals of permaculture to my home.

We have a short growing season in Ontario, so we also grow indoors. Microgreens, and aquaponics in the basement that produces year-round on fluorescent lights. We also raise tilapia to feed the aquaponics grow bed and currently hoping to spawn more.

In the backyard we raise hens, ducks and quails for eggs (and fertilizer). We also inoculated about 12 oak logs and growing shiitake year round as well. Mycelium is amazing.We're also growing oyster mushrooms in our spent coffee grounds.

We also can and preserve food when in season, and make kefir and kombucha for the health of our family and animals.

There is always something growing at city homestead, and always something to learn. It's what feeds me :-)

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