About Us

 

Peter Allemang and Erin Gundy
Peter Allemang and Erin Gundy steward Bird’s Nest Garden Farm north of Wiarton, Ontario. Polka Dot Hen Produce is Erin’s market gardening venture.

We are both kids from suburbia. It’s not a bad place to grow up, but as a young married couple living in the core of Kitchener, we hankered for nature. The Bruce Peninsula was our favourite place to holiday. Working with the Bruce Trail, we bought this property in the late 1990’s.

Living off-grid in rural Ontario teaches you to pay attention to the world around you. Sometimes there’s a gentle breeze, sometimes snow blowing sideways across the field. We share this landscape with black flies, black bears and black ice; all in their season.

Along the way we’ve learned about growing fresh produce, eco-building, raising chickens and off-grid living. The list of things we’d like to learn grows and grows as we explore permaculture design, improving our soil and producing nutrient dense vegetables for our community. We continue to design our homestead and gardens to better work with nature.

 

 

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