Gardens

Our permaculture gardens are:

  • Raised beds
  • No-till
  • Several beds are hugelkultur mounds, as popularized and researched by Sepp Holzer. Right here at Greenshire we have one of the largest collections of Hugelkultur mounds in Canada. There are seven mounds each 4 feet wide x 50 feet long, plus a smaller demo mound in the food forest.
  • Forest garden
  • Our plans include planting various hardy types of nuts, incorporated into the food forests, as well as berries and more orchard fruits.

All our gardens are cared for using only environmentally friendly means in as sustainable a way as possible: using minimal amounts of water; maximizing soil use and protecting it from burnout; turning animal wastes into natural fertilizers instead of environmental pollutants; natural pest control.

Annually in October, we are one of the destinations for the City of Kawartha Lakes’ annual Farmfest self-directed driving tour, since 2010.  You can see some photos here.

Read more about our permaculture growing methods here.

 

No-till garden beds – July 2010