The Great Indian Creek Seedling Sale

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Farm Stand | 9:30-3:00pm
Open to all – with social distancing & masks
This is the season opening of the farm stand. It will feature a bespoke collection of our most popular tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers & herbs. Quantities are limited, come early. We will also have a mouth watering selection of spring greens available, along with a selection of our spring roots.

Walking lecture
Organic Walkabout
| 10am
Subject to an easing of current COVID related restriction only. Details TBA.

This is a walking lecture where Scott Sigurdson, co-founder of Indian Creek Orchard Gardens, will explain to shareholders, all of the natural growing methods in use at Indian Creek Orchard Garden. These are the methods that allow us to produce safe, healthy, nutrient dense fruit and vegetables without resort to any chemical pesticides or fertilizers of any kind.

We will elaborate on how we use the structure of the orchard garden to create natural partitions that buffer it from disease and insect pressure. We will discuss the pests, the predators, their habitats and the implications.

We will also discuss how we use time as a partition as well show you several examples of man made partitions as additional tools in the arsenal of the organic gardener. We will also demonstrate how we use the topography of your site and our drainage system to ensure water autonomy and prevent any offsite contamination from entering our growing areas. We will touch on the organic weed control methods we use in the orchard garden. We are reviving many low tech methods that were in use before the chemical revolution in agriculture. Expect to be surprised by some of the equipment you will see.

There will be many many take away’s for the novice and the veteran gardener alike. For our season shareholders, this will give you a solid understanding of how we grow your food and the measures we have in place to ensure that it is healthiest produce available anywhere.

General Tour | 12:00 noon
Subject to an easing of current COVID related restriction only. Details TBA.

This is a casual narrated tour of every area of the orchard garden. We will visit the greenhouses, the propagation house, the vegetable beds, the grape vines, the orchard and the irrigation pond. We will touch on our methods, equipment, challenges and successes. See the our pastured flock of heritage chickens in action.

The Lowdown
A mask is required to enter the site. Practice social distancing. This is a kid friendly event. Take a self guided tour. Wander around. Enjoy the  spring. Please leave your dogs at home. There are no public restroom facilities.

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Directions

#919 Sugarbush Road
Pakenham, Ontario  K0A 2X0
(613) 914-7444

mailto:scott@indiancreekorchard.ca

From Hwy 29, turn south on Cedarhill Sideroad, turn right at the T. We are on the shores of the Indian Creek. If you cross the bridge you have gone too far.

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Farm Stand

Covid safety measures in effect.
Thursdays – 3pm-7pm,
Friday’s – 2pm -6pm
Saturdays – 9am-1pm
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Farmers Market

We will be at the Almonte Farmers Market on Saturday mornings this year.