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Stefan Sobkowiak
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Cazaville, Quebec, Canada
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Cold Temperate
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My Projects

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Miracle Farms

Miracle Farms

Cazaville, CA


(projects i'm following)

Fountain Family Pharm: A Permaculture Orchard in the Northern Boreal Forest
Adrien Quenneville Benjamin Powell Conrad Goulet Cory Price Gevin Doan Gregory Eckrich Hugo Deslippe Jan Braheny Jason Elliott Jay Cuthbertson Jean-Christophe Denis Kerry Rodgers Liam Phelan Mark Domingo Matthew gardegift@gmail.com Michel Dumont Mike Hood Nicole Desrosiers Olivier Asselin Régis Grosset Roberto Anaya Scott Carson Wen Rolland Xavier  San Giorgi
Geoff Lawton
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About Stefan Sobkowiak

I have been TEACHING PERMACULTURE in Quebec since the beginning in 1995 in collaboration with the RHA, Grégoire Lamoureux (Kootenay Permaculture Institute) and Bernard Alonso (Permaculture Internationale). Miracle Farms (see project) is the largest and most developped example of a commercial food forest in Eastern Canada. It is used as a continuing education lab for students of the permaculture courses for workshops (grafting, pruning, nursery propagation, raising small fowl, processing fowl) as well as for Interns. Farm tours are available for groups.
My EXPERIENCE includes TEACHING: fruit production, landscape plants and design, and natural history of vertebrates at McGILL UNIVERSITY. PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING for 25 years. Owner/Operator of a LANDSCAPE DESIGN OFFICE for 20 years to develop 100's of projects for private, institutional and municipal clients. A Biologist and Landscape Architect by training, permaculture has been a natural progression of my training. It's also the solution to most of the modern world's problems.
My ongoing PERMACULTURE PROJECT is Miracle Farms. A members only u-pick permaculture orchard. With 100 cultivars of apples, 16 cvs of pear, 3 cvs of plums and 6 cvs of cherry on 5 hectares (12 acres) our goal is to restore the Wow factor to foods. We grow small fruit (raspberry, strawberry, red and black currant, gooseberry and haskap), herbs, flowers, annual and perennial vegetables among the trees. In the grassy lanes we raise chickens, turkey, guinea fowl, ducks and geese in mobile pens.
Interns learn the basics of these productions as well as permaculture. Follow this projects progress on Facebook (Les Fermes Miracle Farms) as well as WPN.


2 videos and a film

Here's 2 videos about the Permaculture Orchard at Miracle Farms and the 2 hour film describing and demonstrating the principles, concepts and techniques is out.

Posted over 9 years ago (1 comments)

Geoff Lawton's online PDC graduate

After 19 years of teaching about Permaculture and PDC's as well as developing the largest permaculture orchard in eastern North America I've finally graduated from a PDC.

Posted over 9 years ago (1 comments)

Video and upcoming film

See all details at www.permacultureorchard.com

Posted over 10 years ago (0 comments)
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Consultant Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Other course verified
Principles of Ecology
Type: Other
Teacher: Stuart B. Hill
Location: McGill University
Date: Jan 1982
Pri verified
Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Apr 2014
2 PDC Graduates (list)
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2 Other Course Graduates (list)
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Climate Zones
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Cold Temperate
Cool Temperate

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