Important Links for all things related to what we do on our farm.
Local farming resources
The Cowichan Green community, including a great search engine to map out the kind of food you want by type and characteristic.
Island Farm Fresh has a great resource for all of Vancouver Island, also to search by food type or a characteristic
BC Farms and Food provincial site like above.
The Permaculture Orchard - he has done some amazing things and has some of the healthiest trees I've every seen. He even has a movie and videos on Youtube. Check it out:
Permies. This website is a great learning resource for permaculture.
Great fruit tree resources
Pick great varieties suited for organic production, or learn about grafting.
Orange Pippin has a great fruit tree selector, helping you narrow down by uses, climate, and even disease resistance.
Raintree Nursery in Washington has a great list of varieties suited for the Pacific Northwest
The University of Vermont has a great page with organic growing info for trees, berries, fruit, and even on how to pasture chickens!
Saltspring Apple Company - great variety of organic apple trees and their website provides a comprehensive list of those varieties.
Pasturing chickens and ducks
American Pastured Poultry Producers - Info on Pasturing chickens
Rodale Institute. - Good beginners guide.
Backyard Chickens - great resource about raising chickens in general, chicken tractor designs, with the largest forum for raising chickens out there.
Video monitoring of poultry - Thanks Learning Haven group for sharing this one.
Wire Fence - Chicken breeds A-Z with info on primary usage, egg size and colour
Although we are no longer Certified Organic, we thought we would offer these links to those interested in the process and learning more about it.
IOPA - Island Organic Producers Association
The certfying body that Fruit Forest is certified through.
Find out about our standards and guidelines here, and how to become certified here.
Certified Organic Associations of BC
They have great resources and tool kits for organic farmers, plus links to help find who has what where.