Patterns for Abundance / Blue Sky Farm

Patterns for Abundance / Blue Sky Farm

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    47 Years of Ecological Growing Blue Sky Farm and Permaculture Center In 2014, Peter Bane and Keith Johnson began developing their new 10 Acre site in Montague Mi. They’ve had many years of land design experience as gardeners, landscapers, consultants to farmers and homeowners, and homesteaders (in HI, TN, MA, NH, CA, NC, IN prior to settling in MI). Peter published / edited Permaculture Activist Magazine and Keith is editorial staff / web manager. Regeneration and reforestation, and teaching others, are our primary goals. We generally need help from around April through October. Farming in beach sand is no small challenge, especially with hot sun and drying winds. Nevertheless, with minerals, mulch, and compost the land is changing to one much more supportive of life. The 4-row windbreak / coppice and orchard trees are finally growing taller than us thanks in particular to consistent drip irrigation and chicken tractors in the alleys between the tree rows. Eventually we will use pigs and other animals to help us increase organic matter to restore soil fertility, improve crop nutritional density, increase drought-resistance, and reduce pests and disease. Greenhouses and cold frames extend our growing season enabling us to enjoy good home-grown food year-round. Water catchment systems are coming up on our to-do list. Lined ponds and rainwater storage tanks provide backup water for our needs.

Where to Find

  • Montague City Farmers Market
Categories
Flowers, Nursery Plants, Vegetables, Herbs
Products
Dried Herbs, Tea Blends, Cut Flowers, Flowers, Perennials
Growing Practices
Permaculture, Greenhouse or Hoophouses, Grass Fed/Pasture Raised, Integrated Pest Management, Not certified but practice CNG guidelines