Deborah and Gabe transformed an empty backyard lawn into an abundant permaculture micro-farm where they’re growing fresh fruits and vegetables for themselves, and for sale at their farm gate stand. To grow food year-round in a northern climate, they also have a geodesic dome greenhouse with an indoor pond that helps regulate the temperature in all 4 seasons.
The couple is using permaculture and hügelkultur methods to grow food in their backyard gardens and they don’t use any pesticides or herbicides. They’ve planted a food forest with fruit and nut trees, and they’ve also planted fruit trees and native plant species to feed birds and pollinators like bees and butterflies. With a 1/2 acre of land, some infrastructure, and a whole lot of hard work, Deborah and Gabe are already growing loads of fresh food for themselves, their neighbours, and the wildlife around them.