Permaculture is a design system for human habitat based on patterns found in nature. We use Permaculture's guiding principles throughout our yard.
Our home-grown items often find their way onto your breakfast menu - even in winter!
raspberries, apples, pears,
sea buckthorn, gogi berries,
edible and medicinal herbs,
vegetables of all kinds,
What can you grow in the middle of town in a semi-northern climate like Cochrane? Quite a lot, it turns out! We're experimenting with how much of our nourishment we can coerce out of our urban yard in the most ecological way possible.
Our goal is many-fold:
to explore local alternatives to exotic, shipped/trucked-in foods and, in so doing, lessen our dependance on an industrial food system for our sustenance
to practice and demonstrate a degree of regenerative living on a very do-able and aesthetically-pleasing scale
to engage more deeply with earth and place.