perennials we have growing on our land or my other 105 acres for sale in Rouyn Noranda Quebec for $75,000 are: Egyptian onions, mint, chives, raspberries, gooseberries, wild strawberries, rhubarb, Rosemary, cassis,
Please chime in if you know of or would trade for cuttings. I got some mint/ Rosemary/ chives/ Egyptian onions/ rhubarb/ to trade
Also if you know of or have a source for natural/ organic feed please let me know
I don't know of any permaculture practitioner in your area. I have heard of a farm on Hwy 111 in Macamic secteur Colombourg (Clari Ferme) who do pastured pork, but that is as close as I can get to permaculture.
Eric Grenier wrote:Also if you know of or have a source for natural/ organic feed please let me know
I have a family member who raises Tamworth pigs and he gets his organic peas and oats from the South shore of Montréal.
Eric Grenier wrote:I've been meaning to give richters a try
I ordered from Richter in the past and they ship plants REALLY well. They have a good selection of perennial seeds too. I don't know of any suppliers in your area.
In terms of plants that I know can grow in your area:
- sea buckthorn: awesome vitamin C berries
- siberian pines: very slow growing, but easy to start from seeds. Most pine nuts in the stores come from that specie
- caragana/Siberian pea shrub: Can be used as chicken feed and I think humans can eat the lentil like seeds
- apples: You might want to try cold hardy varieties like Atonovka
- Hazels: beaked hazels grow wild in the area, but some hybrids might survive.
- Birch: say birch syrup and chaga mushroom!
- Hybrid poplar: well, you might not even need to plant poplars...trembling aspen is pretty common. Fairly good building material
- service berrries (Amelanchier spp.): they grow wild and are really good
- U of Saskatchewan cherries: They are really cold hardy and produce big sweet cherries.
That is about all I can think of right now. I would say, try to plant lots of seeds of a specie that interest you even if it not hardy, you might find some that will do okay.
Gretchen Austin wrote:Happy to hear there is someone in my neighbourhood! My motto for up here has been that it is hard to grow veggies but easy to grow grass, so I grow animals that eat grass and eat them. Love my lamb! Cows have been too expensive to get so far, but I do have two pigs now, and a milking goat, and hoping to keep expanding slowly and let the animals do the work for me. Going to experiment with hugelkultur this coming summer.
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