Permaculture-Inspired Urban Homestead / Eco B&B

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Now accepting Barter Dollars!

At Little City Farm we love to barter! Consider joining BarterWorks, K-W's local trading network. We are also happy to do informal trades.

We can offer:

- overnight stays

- woodfired or vegan baking

- handmade soap

- soapmaking lessons

- gardening advice & seedlings

- fresh salad greens/produce

- free range eggs

- tuition to workshops at LCF

- light construction/landscaping

We are looking for:

- firewood

- fruit tree pruning

- woodchips

- hand-powered grain mill

- bicycle repair

- occasional use of trailer

What’s An Urban Homestead?

The general term "homesteading" applies to anyone who is part of the back-to-the-land movement and who chooses to live a sustainable, self-reliant lifestyle. While land is no longer freely available in most areas of the world, homesteading remains as a way of life. A new movement, called "urban homesteading", is a simple living lifestyle, that incorporates small-scale agriculture, sustainable and permaculture gardening, and home food production and storage into urban or suburban living.

As with any homestead, here at Little City Farm there are always projects on the go, which vary with each new season. We welcome guests to explore these projects, or lend a helping hand if interested, while visiting.

SPRING - the greenhouse is brimming with seedlings, the gardens are being planted, the chickens are discovering the great outdoors and new building projects are being assessed.

SUMMER - our gardens are in full bloom, we are busy canning & preserving the bounty, making wine, harvesting herbs, firing up the cob oven, hosting workshops, and enjoying meals outdoors.

FALL - we are planting garlic for the new season, harvesting the last root crops, planting the cold frames, make herbal home remedies for the winter, and relaxing around the fire on cool evenings.

WINTER - we fill our time with researching, attending organic agriculture conferences, taking courses, mapping out the next year's garden, sprouting greens, listening to CBC Radio, and reading a few more books in our home library.

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Current Projects

  • Pond building and landscaping as part of greywater recycling system
  • Exterior plastering finish to strawbale house addition
  • Living roof project for our house addition
  • Herb planting, harvesting and product making
  • Weekly wood-fired bread baking
  • Canning, drying, and preserving the harvest
  • Purchasing a hand-crank grain mill
  • Replacing electric appliances with hand-powered options
  • Lacto-fermenting foods
  • Installing wood-burning stove
  • Renovation of barn as studio/passive solar greenhouse
  • Providing additional workshops (soap making, homesteading, gardening)
  • Continued development of permaculture gardens onsite

Future Projects

  • Setting up wood-fired hot tub and expansion of outdoor patio
  • Establishing rooftop garden to B&B guest space
  • Establishing small tree nursery
  • Expansion of solar panels
  • Build solar dehydrator
  • Beekeeping
508 Duke Street West, Kitchener, ON, N2H 3Y8
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Phone: (519) 575-9174