Websites on Forest Gardening:

The Apios Institute maintains a wiki on forest gardens and perennial polycultures; although it is a paid-membership site, it offers some excellent free information.

Plants For a Future’s website is an online database of over 7000 useful plants.

This is the website of permaculture nut Paul Wheaton, and includes thought-provoking articles and forums on perennial plants and videos on a wide range of sustainable and simple living ideas.

This is the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ page on crops for Ontario.  The fruits section contains detailed descriptions of recommended varieties, and has a lot of useful information on pollination, disease and pest resistance and hardiness, based on trials by the University of Guelph.

Other Nurseries:

Aster Lane Edibles is a nursery near Ottawa that specializes in perennial edibles and other edible plants, with many excellent selections.

Artemesia’s Forest Garden Nursery is another perennial edible nursery, located near London, Ontario and associated with The Living Centre, a permaculture education centre.


Websites of Local Concern (to the Grey/Bruce area):

Ecocultures is a company that designs and installs edible landscapes around southern Georgian Bay.

Kolapore Gardens is a Community Shared Agriculture farm providing high quality, organically grown vegetabels, herbs and flowers to the communities of Clarksburg, Thornbury, Collingwood and surrounding areas.

Free Spirit Gardens is a non-profit charity devoted to education and access to locally-grown organic food

Conscious Water ~ Berkey Water Filter Canada (Collingwood), purify and alkalize any freshwater source.  Health, wellness and emergency preparedness gravity fed water purifiers.

Eden In Season is an edible landscape design company offering consultations, forest garden designs and garden installations.