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Call for Proposals: 400 acres in southern Ontario Banana Belt  RSS feed

 
Stephen Hotchkiss
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I have some family land that I'm looking to rent out/ sharecrop/ collaborate/ whatever to the permie with the most brilliant idea. Here are the details: around 400 acres in the banana belt; farm is a former nursery which includes greenhouses, potting sheds, and a house to live in. I'm currently looking to collaborate with like-minded individuals and so if you would like to sharecrop, rent out, homestead please feel free to PM me with your ideas. The land is currently being leased to conventional agriculture and desperately needs some permie intervention and direction. At this stage I'm totally open to all ideas. Experience with bee keeping, herbalism, mead brewing, pine pollen harvesting, hemp growing, mushroom foraging/ cultivating, organic/biodynamic gardening a plus.
 
Adrien Lapointe
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where about in Southern Ontario? Niagara peninsula?
 
Stephen Hotchkiss
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Close to Pt Burwell on the Big Otter creek.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Otter_Creek
 
Adrien Lapointe
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Is it 400 acres of open land or are there any forested portions?
 
Dale Hodgins
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I have a relative near you who will be interested. Can you describe the age and structure of the greenhouses, how they are heated and the percentage of crop that you would expect to receive?

How long since the land was sprayed with anything nasty ?

Is it really sandy land formerly used for tobacco ?

What is your elevation above lake Erie ?
 
Stephen Hotchkiss
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1) The greenhouses are in moderate condition, though they are polyhouses and not glass. They are heated via a natural gas well. I'm not sure about percentages at this stage.

2) Unfortunately it is currently being sprayed with nasty stuff which I would like to discontinue asap.

3) Im not sure if it was formerly used for tobacco but there are many neighboring tobacco farms and it is indeed sandy soil.

4) No idea. A couple hundred feet is my guess.
 
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Hi , I assume I am the relative that Dale is referring to. How about this proposal buy seeds from me come see what I'm doing buy plants. Lets talk 289 931 6387 or 905 682 9594
 
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