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I suppose now is as good a time as any to announce that I am about to jump into permaculture in a big, big way.

Along with my wife, my brother and his wife, my father and two cousins, we are planting a 6 acre terraced and hugulkultured food forest.

My brother has been to the intensive design course with Dave Jacke, and will be attending Sepp's course in Montana. In fact, upon his return from Montana we begin our earthworks.

We are planting a wide variety of cold-hardy northern exotic fruits in Brookvale, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The name of our business is Island Forest Foods. We are planting, amongst others, asian pears, pears, apples, heartnut, plums, grapes, hardy kiwis and plumcots. We are buying all of our stock from Green Barn Nursery (I highly reccommend his videos too).

More to come in time, we will be building a website, documenting our progess, etc.
 
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Congratulations. You'll be living the dream of many of us. If I were you, I would check out http://www.forestag.com/ . This guy is a permaculture "rock star" in my opinion, has 10,000 apple trees, sells trees you may be interested in, etc. etc., and just blows me away. Keep us posted on your successes and any challenges you may have.
 
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Charles Kelm wrote:Congratulations. You'll be living the dream of many of us. If I were you, I would check out http://www.forestag.com/ . This guy is a permaculture "rock star" in my opinion, has 10,000 apple trees, sells trees you may be interested in, etc. etc., and just blows me away. Keep us posted on your successes and any challenges you may have.



Thanks for the Charles. I've come across him before, he is definitely an inspiration. I'll be sure to keep everyone well-informed of our progress.
 
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Wow, that is absolutely amazing. I used to visit PEI every year when I was younger, my father was born in Tyne Valley (sp?). I went up recently for our family reunion and it's just beautiful there. It's truly magical, I'm seriously considering applying for a dual citizenship so I could maybe one day move there and start something along the lines of what you're doing. I wish you the best of luck, can't wait to see how you guys make out. Take plenty of pictures!

Mike
 
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Yo Rory,

Good on you mate go for it!!!
 
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Peter Fishlock wrote:Yo Rory,

Good on you mate go for it!!!



Thanks a lot, we hope to document it all in as much detail as possible.
 
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Michael Brown wrote:Wow, that is absolutely amazing. I used to visit PEI every year when I was younger, my father was born in Tyne Valley (sp?). I went up recently for our family reunion and it's just beautiful there. It's truly magical, I'm seriously considering applying for a dual citizenship so I could maybe one day move there and start something along the lines of what you're doing. I wish you the best of luck, can't wait to see how you guys make out. Take plenty of pictures!

Mike



You spelled it correctly on your first try - your childhood memory doesn't betray you. We will definitely be documenting everything. I'll keep you posted.
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