• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Permie community in Northern Ontario  RSS feed

 
Pete Baron
Posts: 14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am in the process of setting up a community on my 300 acre farm in Northern Ontario and am looking for like minded people who are up to the challenge and are interested in organic farming, permaculture and off the grid living. I spend much of my time in Toronto but am working towards leaving the big city for good. If any of you are interested or have any questions then PM me or write to N.L.eco.community@mail.com


 
Nick Kitchener
Posts: 477
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
10
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi there,

How far north are you talking here?

The reason I ask is because I have a few questions about legality stuff in the region.

I have a friend who owns some land and in typical Northern Ontario fashion, the land contains a sizeable piece of wetland / swamp. A lot of bog and a little open / shallow water.

My friend figures that if people around here can drain these areas without an issue then it shouldn't be a problem if he turns opens the swamp up and turns it into a small lake and develops a wetland area along the banks. Maybe even a chanapa type system.

Anyone care to comment based on actual knowledge of the regions environmental regulations?

 
Pete Baron
Posts: 14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am in the other end of Northern Ontario, in the New Liskeard area. You can do almost anything in unorganized townships unless it violates federal or provincial laws. I know that there are laws about wetlands and your friend may get into trouble with this idea. It would be a good idea to check with the Ministry of Natural Resources about this. I know that many heavy equipment operators are paranoid about working too close to the water because of these laws.

 
Max Tanner
Posts: 92
Location: Ontario North and South - right now, moving North Permanently soon. Timmins Cochrane areas
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
New Liskard area is the area that I wish to go to!

So, I am interested in talking thanks.
~Max
 
Pete Baron
Posts: 14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Max,
I would be happy to answer any questions that you have about the New Liskeard area. Send me a PM.
 
Jacques Fortin
Posts: 18
Location: southern ontario
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm interested in learning more, my girlfriend and will be starting to develop a bush lot in the southern bruce peninsula over the next couple years, planning to live there full time within 5-10 years. So any chance to learn and practice the skills would be wonderful. I'm a jack of all trades with some experience in; framing, drywall, painting, roofing, flooring, as well as a wee bit in electrical and plumbing. I'm a very passionate gardener with a decent amount of experience but still lots to learn.
 
Pete Baron
Posts: 14
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have had so many problems with the mail.com address that I am now using gmail. The new address is N.L.eco.community@gmail.com
So sorry to anyone who wrote and did not get a reply!
 
Tim Burrows
Posts: 100
10
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am interested! How much of the land has been developed?
 
John Brock
Posts: 45
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Pete Baron wrote: I am in the process of setting up a community on my 300 acre farm in Northern Ontario and am looking for like minded people who are up to the challenge and are interested in organic farming, permaculture and off the grid living. I spend much of my time in Toronto but am working towards leaving the big city for good. If any of you are interested or have any questions then PM me or write to N.L.eco.community@mail.com




Hi ! Is this still an opportunity ? I am very passionate, experienced and knowledge .I would love to speak more if possible !


jnisenboim@gmail.com
Jake
 
Max Tanner
Posts: 92
Location: Ontario North and South - right now, moving North Permanently soon. Timmins Cochrane areas
1
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Helll there,
I did send you a couple of responses, wondering if you got any?
Still interested, still looking.
Cheers Max

ps.. edited this.. I tried to post this 4 times tonight! arrggg computers...
 
Joe Oblenis
Posts: 19
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Just wondering what the status of this project is? I just sent an email. I am in Thunder Bay.
 
david madle
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am very interested on this, its been an obsession of mine for sometime, I've already emailed you however, I'd like to express my passion for this and northern Ontario lol I grew up around the tri-towns and it has always been home to me. I was planning my own homestead towards Charlton in fact, however, I'm sure some like minded people couldnt hurt, I look forward to hearing from you and I salute my fellow northerner!
 
Pete Baron
Posts: 14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have been too busy working at the farm and also my full-time job to spend much time on line lately but I just wanted anyone who is interested to know that this project is still very much on the go. Members have been living on and visiting the farm this year and we have gotten much accomplished. If anyone is interested, you can e-mail me at N.L.eco.community@gmail.com for more information.



 
Max Kennedy
Posts: 484
Location: Englehart, Ontario, Canada
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Where in the Liskeard region.  I'm just north of Englehart.  Would love to chat.
 
I will open the floodgates of his own worst nightmare! All in a tiny ad:
Learn, Design, Teach, & Inspire with Permaculture games.
FoodForestCardGame.com
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!