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This page contains news, event information, and other items added by myself, the intrepid farmer-in-process at Old 99. I send out a message every week, but most are set with a delete date about two weeks later. I archive some of the posts if they have content other than weekly availability of produce and meat.

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Old 99 farm week of apr 23 2017


Two orders in this week as of tonite, Thursday. Does the weekly prompt memo really make a difference for people? Same fresh greens growing in the greenhouse, same eggs, frozen meats: chicken, lamb and pork, and cold storage crops. Lots to eat here. It’s all online easy to order.

Tomorrow morning our MP Filomena TAssi is holding an ‘tea time’ at 9:30 to 10:30am at her constituency office at 1686 Main St west. There is lots of parking at the site so why not drop in to tell her what you like and don’t like about the Justin record so far? I’m attending to plug the climate crisis and why we need leadership from Justin. Tassi has a facebook page and a Twitter account; her phone # is 905 529-5435.

This fall I have undertaken to host Guy McPherson, the conservation biologist whohttps://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/guy-mcpherson-e-canada-ne-us-2017-events—2 has been alone in braving the storm of ridicule to get the news out that climate disruption is real and already happening, with dark consequences for all life on earth, including humans. you can find lots of his speeches on youtube. This is serious stuff. To fund the travel and event costs there is a crowdfunding site operational now. I wonder if any of you would consider passing the hat for $20 to help this along?

Healthy eating,
Ian and Cami

Old 99 Farm, week of Apr 18 2017


I’ve been hustling around the farm, not much time online, just sending this quick reminder to you’all for your weekly greens, meats, eggs and flour.

same availability as last week.

Old 99 Farm, week of Apr 9th 2017


New this week is rhubarb, spinach rocket arugula and perpetual green chard, along with the rest of greens: rainbow chard, kale, cabbage, mesclun, parsley, and claytonia. Root cellar stored potatoes, three varieties, including Russet for baking.
Egg production is increasing.
Pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, goose in the freezer.
Consider a turkey for Easter?

healthy eating,
Ian and Cami

old 99 farm, week of Apr 1st. 2017


More eggs this week, I may be onto the source of the problem. anyway they’re laying more.

I’ve posted several real exciting world futures links on my facebook page. I hope you go have a look at the videos of John D Lui, american cinematographer and journalist, or Gaviotas, the village in Columbia that was created on a wasteland and is now world famous for creating solutions to energy, jobs, ecological restoration.

In our garden we have same choice of greens as last week, and still lots of meats in the freezers. Taking orders for half pig, quarter beef, roasting hens, for next fall.

Starting up soon: Permaculture for newbies: A good-life design guide for Millennials, Boomers, and Generation X. Strategies, tools, and techniques to help you navigate the cardinal threats of climate instability, economic irrationality, the limits to growth, and political criminality. We’ll use ipermie!, an almanac of useful information and urban permaculture self-study guide. No cost for the study group: just a commitment to attend biweekly for 10 sessions. We’ll see where we go after that. First session week of April 15th.

Healthy eating,
Ian and Cami

Old 99 Farm, week of Mar 25 2017


Did you know that the UN sponsored an International Day of Yoga last year, June 21? A highly regarded yogi, sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev was invited to speak to the assembly, a youtube of which is available on line. In fact this not the first, in 1970 Shri Chinmoy established daily meditations and a yoga club at the UN which is still going. Yoga is about self-awareness and union of inner and outer experience, very helpful in these troubled times.

Now the garden, also very helpful in these times. We have new harvest kale, chard, mixed greens, radish, arugula, cilantro, claytonia and cabbage, also potatoes, onions and garlic in root cellar.

Turkey and goose still on half price. Same with garlic at $1/bulb. Lamb and pork in good supply.!

The open house and discussion re permaculture and Belize agro-forestry was well attended, very enjoyable sharing afterward. I shared my intention to start a learning group for ‘newbie permies’ who want to learn how to do more in their own home/apartments/small properties to use permaculture to reduce their carbon footprints, become more self-sufficient, and design their places. We’ll use Bob Waldrop’s online book ipermie!. ($US2 (two) for an 800 page manual, the complete permaculture design course and more). It is “A good-life ebook design guide for Millennials, Boomers, and Generation X. Strategies, tools, and techniques to help you navigate the cardinal threats of climate instability, economic irrationality, the limits to growth, and political criminality. An Almanac of Useful Information and Urban Permaculture Self-Study Guide.”

If you are interested in learning more of this project, drop me a line.

Healthy eating,
Ian and Cami

Old 99 FArm, week of mar 18 2017


We have a small quantity of new harvest kale, chard, mixed greens, radish and cabbage; won’t last long, in fact I’d be fine with not selling any of it: more for the house!

Turkey and goose still on half price. Same with garlic at $1/bulb. Lamb and pork in good supply.!

The open house and discussion re permaculture and Belize agro-forestry was well attended, very enjoyable sharing afterward. HERE is the link to a short video clip by one of the classmates, complete with Garafunga drumming soundtrack

I shared my intention to start a learning group for ‘newbie permies’ who want to learn how to do more in their own home/apartments/small properties to use permaculture to reduce their carbon footprints, become more self-sufficient, and design their places. We’ll use Bob Waldrop’s online book ipermie!. ($US2 for an 800 page manual, the complete permaculture design course and more). It is “A good-life ebook design guide for Millennials, Boomers, and Generation X. Strategies, tools, and techniques to help you navigate the cardinal threats of climate instability, economic irrationality, the limits to growth, and political criminality. An Almanac of Useful Information and Urban Permaculture Self-Study Guide.”

If you are interested in learning more of this project, drop me a line.

Healthy eating,
Ian and Cami

Old 99 farm, week of Mar 12 2017


We can offer several fresh crops from the Hobbit greenhouse: kale, radish, chard and napa cabbage.

We’re hosting an open house this sat at the farm, 2pm to 4. topic: Belize trip, agroforestry site, permaculture design, responses to climate disruption. Beverages provided. Pls rsvp.

I had a great trip, Cami and Mark Fair did a wonderful job caring for the farm, all is well and we have lots of plans for the future. Ideas from the permaculture design course include making and using biochar, building a biogas digester for fuel and even electricity, more tree planting and improved water storage.

Healthy eating
Ian and Cami

We have turkey and goose still on special at half price.

Old 99 Farm, week of March 5, 2017


We’ll hear about Ian‘s involvement with the growing international permaculture community when he comes back, in few days. All I know now, is that he’s learning lots and that the whole adventure is a great experience.

Same request for market please, place your order before Friday noon, and we should be good to go!

Cami

Market reminder for Friday, March 3rd


You still can place your order for tomorrow’s market, but not later than Friday noon please :) See you during regular hours or, if you can’t make it, I’ll leave it for you in the cooler.
Cami

Old 99 FArm, week of Feb 26 2017


Cami will be managing the market for the next two weeks while I am away for a permaculture course. Please don’t stay away,, there is lots of food here!

There won’t be a message coming out next week unless she figures out how to do it!

Health eating,
Ian and Cami