Russet House Farm Events

From time to time we host day retreats, farm days, conferences and concerts at Russet House Farm. Retreats are generally private events, booked by an organization.  Farm days, concerts and conferences are open to the public. 

An Introduction to Permaculture: 

Becoming Rooted in Your Place

Saturday May 9, 2020, 9am - 4pm. *POSTPONED* 

In this one-day introduction to the basics of permaculture design. We will explore how to learn from the land where we are placed, and reflect on how we shape our land and plant in ways that are resilient and life-creating in the face of climate crisis. Weather permitting, we will also engage in some outdoor design work. 

The Instructor: Sylvia Keesmaat earned her Permaculture Design Certificate in 2014 and is the lead farmer and gardener at Russet House Farm. Each spring she holds an heirloom tomato seedling sale at the farm, and each summer she supervises interns on the farm. Sylvia speaks frequently on permaculture and forest gardening.


The Cost: $50 per person. Subsidies available. Please bring a dish for a potluck lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided.


To Register: Send an email to or phone 705.887.9429. 

Space is limited.


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Sustainable living | Creation care | Environmental education | Heirloom tomatoes

Located in Cameron, Ontario

Camping along the garden