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Lacy VanCam

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Recent posts by Lacy VanCam

Way to go Valerie! It is great that you put yourself out there. I think it is beautiful that you are willing to love without limits. The world would be a better place with more lovers in it~! Best of luck finding someone.
5 years ago
My family are interested in starting or joining an intentional community
6 years ago
Hello everyone,
My husband and I have spent the last 3 years building up our small scale urban food forest. You can see photo's and a short video here: http://vancampenurbanhomestead.wordpress.com/
The house is located in Wallaceburg Ontario. It is a lovely small town the straddles the Sydenham river. We have an opportunity to purchase a home in a rural area near by, and would like to sell out house as a food forest (or take ever last plant we put in.... hundreds). We are asking $85,000. If you are interested please contact me.
Have a great day!
6 years ago
Would you consider Canada? We are looking for people to help build a food forest on Pelee Island. If you are interested please let me know.
6 years ago
Hi Bill
Is Canada off the table? My hubby and I are in the planning stages (soon to be the development stage) of creating a food forest on Pelee Island where we will grow food and make an income from eco-tourism. If you are interested in a "from the ground up" type project let me know. We are looking for people to help.
6 years ago
Hi,
So we are working on a business plan, and well I find myself struggling to find the information I need. We are planning to buy 16 acres and would be creating a food forest style farm. We are intending to purchase the land and spend a year or 2 planting, then move out there. I can find loads of information on large scale monoculture farming, but to find actual numbers for a poly-culture/permaculture operation are non-existent(?). Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
6 years ago
Hey Laura Jean,
We received an email, when we got home from your place, from a guy on the island who is willing to help us buy the land... so it is looking more like a go everyday. He is currently in discussions with the current owner (of the fallow forest), and the MNR to see if there are any restrictions on the land. It is habitat, but because of the nature of what we would like to do our plans may not be an issue. We will keep you posted. Turtle Island is not off the table.
One of the big reasons Pelee is our dream location is because of the moderate weather. It has the most heat units, longest growing season and a well established tourist base. If we can manage to get out there, we can grow plants that we only dream of growing here (olives, almonds, pomegranates...).
On a side note, I feel drawn there. The island is never far from my thoughts. I have always wanted to live on an island, and it is so beautiful out there (it's funny the interior of the island actually reminds me of Kent County, while the edges of the island are naturalized, lush and brimming with wildlife... quite the juxtaposition).
6 years ago
Awesome! We are under a few inches of snow right now... so I have to admit I am a little jealous... Have fun, and let us know how it goes!
6 years ago
We have been working on a similar project for a few years. You can see what we have done to our yard at www.vancampenurbanhomestead.wordpress.com . We have converted our entire yard (front and back) into gardens (mostly of the edible persuasion). It was a lot of fun, and in a few years the trees will be mature and producing loads of fruit. My only advice is to really watch your yard to see where there is light, shade and micro-climates (or opportunities to create micro-climates). Have fun with it, and remember you need to make mistakes to learn.
6 years ago