Best practices for designing your farm, including how to read nature, set up the right infrastructure, and make your farm more sustainable.

Gardening in Ontario Guide

Welcome to your resource guide for gardening in Ontario. I put this together because every year friends of Cavaleiro Farm ask me questions about their garden. This year, with COVID-19, gardening seems more important than ever, so I thought I’d try to help more people. Gardens provide us with fresh food, get us outside in…

Favourite No-Till Gardening

I’ve been reflecting on past experiments with no-till gardening, like in the garden east of the house, while also researching different styles on YouTube. In the end, I liked this video the most and found her experience to be closest to mine. A video like this could be used to train new people on this…

Foggy River Farm Design

At Cavaleiro Farm, we believe there’s a little bit of the farmer in everyone. But we also believe that farming is a skill that can be taught and learned. Ecologically-responsible farming, in particular, requires expert knowledge honed through years if not decades of experience. That’s one reason we have worked with Foggy River Farm Design.…

Social Permaculture Principles

Social permaculture should be more more explicitly discussed by designers and permaculturalists. From my experience, the challenge to sustainable food systems is not the physical goods, such as food, energy, water, etc. Rather, it’s more about how we as people learn to create these systems. Social permaculture is a framework for developing the skills and…