Terra Verde Homestead

Organization
Terra Verde Homestead
Address
9473 Sideroad 7 RR1
City
Conn
Province
Ontario
Phone
519-265-3335
Website
http://www.terraverdehomestead.com

Terra Verde Homestead is a 10 acre farm in North Wellington County, 20 km south-east of Mount Forest. 1.5 acres of the farm is dedicated to a market garden and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). We also raise a variety of heirloom chickens and turkeys, Indian Runner Ducks, honeybees, and are developing fruit and nut orchards, perennial berries, and flowers. We also have a menagerie of animals including Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats, sheep, and a llama.

We aim to foster a sustainable land ethic and use only holistic methods and inputs on our farm. Our farm principles are:

  •     Use certified organic seeds
  •     Follow permaculture methods to ensure a sound ecosystem
  •     Increase soil health and farm yields by using such practices as green manure, cover crops, and organic amendments
  •     Encourage plant and animal diversity through the planting of native wildflowers and provision of habitat
  •     Moderate climate effects with the use of windbreaks, alley cropping, and silvopasture
  •     Raise animals in a caring and natural manner with free access to fresh air, water, and outdoor space
  •     Bring food production back to the community and fostering positive and transparent relationships with consumers
  •     Make the growing, harvesting, and sharing of healthy food a joyful experience!

 

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