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garden pea tendril in sunlight

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!

Our Gardens


raspberries, apples, pears,

sea buckthorn, gogi berries,

    asparagus, rhubarb,

edible and medicinal herbs,

vegetables of all kinds,

sunflower seeds,

dried beans,


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.

ripe raspberries in garden
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