Cardboard Reality Farm

Feed the soil & let the soil feed the plants.

On our farm we believe in low impact sustainable agriculture that feeds the soil, rather than depletes it. (We are particularly inspired by the writings and ideas of Masanobu Fukuoka & Ruth Stout). Our market garden uses no-till permaculture principles to grow produce that is as beautiful as it is delicious. We focus on cultivating colourful heirloom varieties that differ from what is available at most grocery stores. Our aim is to provide healthy, pesticide free produce, and to make it available in season to members of our community.

Situated on 123 acres in beautiful Northumberland County, Ontario, our farm is as much an ecology project as it is a working plot. In addition to our market garden, we are in the process of developing an edible forest garden using permaculture design principals, and are actively reforesting several acres. Much of our land is being amended after years of use as mono crop. We also keep a laying flock of 18 Indian Runner Ducks, as well as bees, and stock our pond with trout. Looking for sunflowers? We’ve got you covered.

Our long term goal is to create an off-grid studio and education centre where we can share our experiences with (and adventures in) art & hands on ecology.

Want to know more about the farm? Want to join us as a volunteer? Get in touch through the contact page, or visit out profile on WWOOF Canada (Worldwide Workers on Organic Farms). We’re always happy to connect with like minded individuals who are passionate about moving towards a more sustainable food system.

You can support our farm by visiting us at craft & farmers markets (On Fridays we’re at the Warkworth Market at the Mews from 2pm – 6 pm & on Saturdays we’re at the Cobourg Farmers’ Market from 8am – 1pm), picking up some goodies from our online shop or by joining our C.S.A. for a weekly basket of farm fresh produce.