“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex,
 the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.”


Bill Mollison, Co-originator of Permaculture

“It is impossible to have a healthy and sound society without a proper respect for the soil.”

Peter Maurin, Catholic Worker

The Beacon

Our occasional newsletter, The Beacon, is packed with good things including farm news, upcoming live and virtual events, articles on social justice, farming, nutrition and healing, volunteer and employment opportunities, and special offers to use on our shop.

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.

Masanobu Fukuoka, One Straw Revolution

"This learning from the earth and from the people who work the earth or travel it, is of endless discovery and interest, and is like making a collection of beautiful things of many kinds."

Juliette de Baîracli Levy, Herbalist

Online Courses

“I want to live in a society where people are intoxicated with the joy of making things.”

William S. Coperthwaite, Architect, Author, Visionary

A very personal message from Renaissance Farms: Nick came to us at age 12 after 9 years in a Bulgarian orphanage... now he needs the community's help.

Nick's future is uncertain unless we can build him a home here on the farm where he can receive in-home supports and be near family. {LINK TO FUNDRAISER IN PROFILE}

#adoption #olderkids #bulgaria #ptsd #homelessness #futurefarmer @Gofundme
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Apothecary rose/Rosa gallica

These are just a year old and super duper small. The bloom looks too big for the rest of the plant. This and five of its mates are planted around where our glasshouse will go.

I’m looking forward to making medicine with them in a few more years.

#permaculture #herbalist #herbalism #communityherbalist #rose #flower #pink #medicine #plantmedicine #nofilter
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Hello, Friend. This is a lacewing and they really are friends in the garden. Their larvae eat the pests.

#naturalpestcontrol #beneficialinsects #permaculture #happyhappy #natureiscool #bugs #pretty #lacewing #green
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Tea maker hops looking beautiful in the garden. She’s growing right next to culinary herbs, tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, and salad greens.

#herbalist #permaculture #cottagegarden #companionplanting #hops #sleepytime
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Alpine strawberries putting on some fruit in the blueberry bed.

#strawberry #strawberries #fruit #permaculture #companionplanting
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Hello, friend. Little wildlife photobomb while I was shooting the iris that bloomed over night in the blueberry bed. She’s looking for the nectar we put out every year. And she’s early, like everything else has been. We need to pick up the pace here.

#permaculture #wildlife #spring #hellofriend #darshan #bluewasherfavouritecolour #sweet #gardenvisitor #hummingbird #iris #blue #purple
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