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Location: ZONE 5a Lindsay Ontario Canada
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Do you have a dream to live in harmony with nature? To have your own secure food crops, both short- and long-term? To co-manage an educational Permaculture and agri-tourism business? To have or be involved with horses and equine-assisted personal development programs for humans?

Greenshire Eco Farms, established in 2009, is a Permaculture farm. Permaculture goes beyond organic, leaving the land improved from its original state. The farm is located on a busy local and ‘cottage-country’ route in the Kawartha Lakes northeast of Toronto and 30 minutes northwest of Peterborough, between Lindsay and Bobcaygeon. The previous owner lived on the property for 30 years and used no chemicals. Therefore, the land could be certified organic.

We have in the ground, in various types of garden beds such as mandala, food forest, and hugelkultur:

* 35 fruit trees (5 sweet cherry, 1 sour cherry, 11 apple, 6 pear, 5 peach, 5 nectarine, 2 persimmon)

* 66 nut trees (hazelnut, almond, japanese walnut aka heartnut, sweet chestnut, pecan, korean pine nut)

* 1500 asparagus crowns

* ever-bearing strawberry plants

* various seasonal vegetables and garlic

Greenshire is a commercial farm and educational centre, open to the public for workshops and agri-entertainment: Permaculture garden tours and natural horsemanship/equine-assisted learning demonstrations and sessions.

Greenshire’s horses live in a naturalized boarding environment called a Paddock Paradise – one of only a few in Ontario. Two certified facilitators run workshops and sessions in Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL) with our rescue horses, helping our human clients to learn valuable life skills and new ways to be in relationship, while healing the horses, who often have histories of abuse and/or neglect, at the same time.

The Greenshire partners are looking for a partner-investor (or multiple persons) to purchase our 100-acre farm, with option to live on the property. We also seek a business-savvy person or persons to manage or co-manage the gardens and/or administer the agri-tourism business. The main house is ~1100 square feet, recently renovated, heated by oil, with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. A second residence (720 sq ft) on the farm requires a foundation and septic system (permits already issued and paid for). Also, there is potential for a 3rd seasonal-living residence for farm workers in a building (736 sq ft) that is already on-site.

There is a multitude of options for other ecological businesses on the property (including building of cottages for eco-tourism), which is approximately 30 acres young forest, 65

hay/meadow and 5 in market gardens and residential area. Approximately 2 acres is in cultivated garden space, and the nut trees comprise 3 acres.

We envision a number of possible scenarios for a partnership with the right person or persons. For details, please email: greenshireecofarms@gmail.com . Serious inquiries only. For us, time is of the essence. To learn more about Greenshire, visit our website: www.greenshireecofarms.com
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