- Purchased a conventional orchard in 1992
- 3 years of transition towards organic
- OCIA certified organic orchard in 1996
- 4 years of certified organic production
- Deep realization that even an organic orchard remains a monoculture
- In early 2002, a nursery of 2,000 fruit trees was established to replant the orchard in a permaculture design
- 2003 tripled the trees in the nursery
- 2004 total loss of nursery trees, 2 years of lost work!
- 2006, nursery re-established
- 2007 planted the largest permaculture orchard in Canada
- 2008 tripled the permaculture orchard, added plastic mulch and irrigation to the first permaculture planting
- 2009 added plastic mulch and irrigation to the second permaculture planting, added berries, flowers and vegetables
- 2010 fruit production began in the first permaculture planting – patience rewarded!
- 2012 with hopes for the first large harvest, a late frost in May killed the fruit tree buds leading to a near total loss
- 2013 year of abundance for apples, pears, plums, cherries, berries – Ah, finally!
- 2014 almost no tree fruits, but best year for small fruits!
- 2015 abundance of everything. Lots and lots of apples, pears, berries and herbs – Ah, the pleasure of walking in this garden of Eden, yours to discover!
Ah, the pleasure of walking in this garden of Eden, yours to discover!!!Stefan Sobkowiak