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Shawn McCarty
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Jerseyville, Ontario, Canada
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate
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My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

Chickabee Garden Farm

Chickabee Garden Farm

Jerseyville, CA


(projects i'm following)

Old 99 Farm & Permaculture Site Beyers & Jacks Organics Inc.
Meghan Craig Simon Fletcher
Geoff Lawton Rob Read
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About Shawn McCarty

Before becoming a Farmer, Shawn McCarty was a Chef, a butcher, and a baker. It was from this background that slowly grew a desire to grow great food . After years of planting in windowsills, tiny gardens and borrowed nooks and crannies a small farm has emerged. Situated in quaint Jerseyville, Potager Forest Farm is growing. Using Holistic and Permaculture techniques to build fertility and health in a natural way.

I came to permaculture through the back door. Always interested in food from a very early age I have always grown herbs in pots and the nooks of my parents garden. As I gained a little (at times less) space I would grow annuals. Interested in food, around 2005 I began to research farming and production. I first discovered P. Yeomans which led to D. Holmgren and an obsession was born.

From 2005 onward I have devoured every scrap of knowledge I could find and soon my library was so large it was pushing me out the door. In 2011 my wife and I found a small place in Jerseyville, On. An acre with great southern orientation. After 2 years of observation a permaculture site plan was developed. 2014 will see major implementation of a forest garden. The Chickabee farm permaculture site design has been used for PDC certification.


40 trees

Spring 2014, trees and shrubs have arrived

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Chickabee Farm permaculture site design

This is an active design with a ten year horizon. Click on the link to view the Permaculture design

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My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
Geoff Lawtons PDC
Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Apr 2014
Other course verified
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Jul 2014
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