Miracle Farms – a 5-acre Commercial Permaculture Orchard (Southern Quebec)
Duration 11 minutes. English subtitles available.
This is a feature on Miracle Farms on a French Canadian TV show called La Semaine Verte.
Twenty years ago, Stefan Sobkowiak bought a commercial apple orchard
with the intention of converting it to an organic orchard. He did just
that, but eventually understood the limitations of the organic model
originating from monoculture. He then decided to tear out most of the
trees and replant in a way that would maximize biodiversity and yield
while minimizing maintenance. Inspired by permaculture principles, the
orchard now counts over 100 cultivars of apples, plus several types of
plums, pears, cherries, and countless other fruits and vegetables