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 like Certified Organic

BC Farms and Food provincial site like above.

 

 

Permaculture Links

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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.

 

The Permaculture Research Institute.

 

 

 

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 and raising organic chickens

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.

Certified Organic

IOPA - Island Organic Producers Association

http://iopa.ca/http://iopa.ca/

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

http://www.certifiedorganic.bc.ca/

They have great resources and tool kits for organic farmers, plus links to help find who has what where.

 

 

 

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