A THRIVING AGRICULTURAL SAVANNAH IN THE OTTAWA REGION!

FOOD THAT IMPROVES THE ENVIRONMENT

Savannah-Raised Cattle, Hogs, Turkey, Sheep and Chickens

Aquaponically-Raised Fish

Greenhouse Oranges & Tropical Fruit

Pastured Cheese

Wild Mushrooms

Chestnuts, Pine Nuts and Hazelnuts

Every Local Fruit & Perennial Plant That Will Grow

CITY BOY GROWS FOOD TO SAVE THE WORLD

The biggest lie we're told is that humans are inherently destructive.  I'm here to show people that we can feed the world while improving the environment... one bite at a time.

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AN EARTHSHIP HOME

The Most Revolutionary Sustainable Building Design

An Earthship is a passive solar home made from natural and recycled materials.  The primary building component of an Earthship is used tires, which are rammed with dirt to create 400-pound steel-belted "bricks."

Energy is produced using solar panels, water is harvested off the roof and stored in cisterns, plant foods can be grown year round inside the home, and "waste" is used to nourish non-food-bearing trees and plants outside the home, closing the nutrient cycle.

Perhaps best of all - due to the enormous amounts of thermal mass inside the tire walls - the temperature of an Earthship remains an even 70 degrees Fahrenheit year round, without heating or cooling!

RESTORATIVE AGRICULTURE

Farming in Nature's Image

A savannah biome is a golf course-like landscape that humans instinctively associate with abundance and well-being.  Savannah's include rich, luxuriant grasslands for animals, and six vertical layers of food bearing plants that produce fruits, nuts and berries.  This community of flora and fauna generates more plant and animal foods per acre than any other biome.

"The strategy of habitat destruction in order to plant annual grains has lead to the collapse of society every time it has been employed.  Perhaps it's time to employ a different strategy."
- Mark Shepard, New Forest Farm, Wisconsin, USA

"EVERY PERENNIAL PLANT THAT WILL GROW"

Annual Plants Destroy Topsoil

Consuming annual plants as staple foods is a fragile and environmentally-destructive way to eat.  Harvests of annual plant foods - like wheat, corn, and annual vegetables - are vulnerable to drought, flooding, and other weather events during the growing season, and the very act of growing them destroys topsoil.

Perennial Plants Build Topsoil

Consuming perennial plants as staple foods is a resilient and environmentally-regenerative way to eat.  Plant them once and they produce food for literally hundreds (if not thousands) of years, while building topsoil.  Tree grains like pine nuts, hazelnuts, and chestnuts can replace wheat for the production of flour.

AQUAPONIC FISH AND VEGETABLES

Raising Fish & Vegetables Year Round

Aquatic ecosystems are the most productive ecosystems on Earth.  This means you can produce up to 30x more protein per acre of fish in a lake or pond, than you can on an acre of land.

Aquaponics is a food production system in which the waste from fish is symbiotically used to nourish plants, which then clean the water for the fish.  It's a soil-less, year-round, indoor food production system, which means we'll be producing premium quality fish, and vegetables indoors for the surrounding community.

LOCAL BANANAS, ORANGES, AND TROPICAL FRUIT

Using Passive Solar Greenhouse Technology

In 2019, Ecuador was the leading banana exporter in the world, shipping over 3 Billion dollars worth of bananas to various countries.

Using passive solar greenhouse technology, bananas and other tropical fruit can be grown in any country in the world, no matter how cold winter gets.

Growing bananas and other tropical fruit in Canada reduces the distance they must be transported to reach the market by around 5000 kilometers.

There are no excuses to not grow our own tropical fruit.  Lets's Grow!

CREATING THE WORLD WE LOVE

At Lets Grow Farm, we believe the family farm can feed the world, while improving the beauty, abundance and health of the environment, and creating lifestyles and family traditions that will be passed down for centuries to come.  We look forward to feeding our thriving rural community as well as teaching and inspiring others to do the same.

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