Farming Topics

What is Permaculture? As sustainable agriculture and green lifestyles become part of the mainstream conversation, the ideals and concepts of a largely underground social movement have been highly influential: permaculture.   What is permaculture? Bill Mollison, a professor of biogeography and environmental psychology at the University of Tasmania, first coined the term in 1978 and defined it as […]
Farming Topics What is Aquaculture? Today, about half of all our seafood comes from aquaculture. It is predicted that by 2030, that number will rise to 62%. As the human population grows and the world becomes more aware of the need to act more sustainably, what role does aquaculture play? What is aquaculture? Aquaculture is fish farming. It’s very similar […]
Buying a Farm in Grey & Bruce Counties Should I Install Solar Panels On My Property? “Solar energy isn’t a trend, it’s the future. One of the best things we can do is use it.” —Mike Holmes, Canadian homebuilder and TV host     In the last decade, solar panel installations have gone up on many roofs around the world. Here in Ontario, the provincial government is encouraging residents to use […]
Tax Benefits for Landowners Tax Benefits for Landowners through Ducks Unlimited Are you completing a Managed Forest Plan for your southern Ontario property? Do you have an existing wetland on your property? Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) can help you save money. How can I get a tax benefit from Ducks Unlimited? We talked about the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) in our last blog post. […]
Buying a Farm in Grey & Bruce Counties What is the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program? Do you have some bush or forest area on your rural property? You may be eligible for tax relief when you follow an approved Managed Forest Plan. This blog post will provide a brief overview of the Government of Ontario’s Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). How does the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program work? […]
What’s the Difference Between GMO and Organic Farming? Are you confused about the difference between GMO and organic farming? Agriculture in Grey and Bruce counties uses both methods. Here’s a brief survey of the main differences between these two kinds of farming.     How is GMO food grown? Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are organisms whose genetic material (DNA) has been altered or […]
Buying a Farm in Grey & Bruce Counties Soil Types in Grey & Bruce Counties Grey and Bruce counties offer an abundance of farmland. This blog post will provide a brief overview of soil types in the region. For more detailed information and soil maps (like those pictured below), visit Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs soils web page. What are the soil types in Canada? Canadian soil […]
Farming Topics Start Beekeeping in 10 Steps Are you interested in learning how to start beekeeping and producing your own honey? The Ontario Beekeeping Association (OBA) has a list of Five Questions To Ask Yourself to see if this is the right activity for you!  Here are 10 steps to help you get a successful start to your beekeeping journey. 1. Join […]
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Horse Topics 10 Tips for Horse Trail Riding Each spring when the warm weather returns and horse enthusiasts get excited about riding the trails again, many wind up getting dumped on their first ride of the season. When your horse is well prepared, trail rides go much better. Are you a new rider and wondering how to get started with trail riding? Here […]
Farming Topics 10 Tips for Horse Care One of my great passions in life is horses. For those of us who love these animals and are privileged to take care of them, it’s important to do our best to keep them healthy and happy, both mentally and physically.  Are you wondering how to best care for your horse? Here are some of […]
Farming Topics Market Gardening in Grey & Bruce Are you interested in starting a market garden in Grey or Bruce County? Market gardening is very common in our region and we’d love to have you join us! Here is some information to help you get started. What can I grow in Grey/Bruce? Our growing season here in Grey or Bruce counties typically begins […]
How to Make Your Own Chicken Tractor Are you a homesteader, farmer, or hobby farmer who’s raising chickens? The chicken tractor is a must-have. It’s a cheap agricultural upgrade that is beneficial to both you and your flock. You can fertilize your soil, control slug and insect pests, provide access to food at all times to your chickens, keep them safe from […]
Raising Chickens as a Hobby Farmer Are you thinking about becoming a hobby chicken farmer? There are a few options for raising chickens. Whether raising birds for just your family or selling meat or eggs for a profit, the first thing you need to know is what type of chickens to raise. Chickens are raised as egg layers, meat birds, or […]
Buying a Farm in Grey & Bruce Counties Farming in Grey & Bruce Counties Farming is a big part of Grey and Bruce counties. Are you thinking about buying a farm in our area? Here is some background and a few stats about the local agricultural industry to help you make your decision! Then, head over to the farm listings for our area by clicking this link. What kind […]