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Welcome to Old World Garden Farms…

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Jim and Mary

A few years back – we began the journey to create and carve out our little self-sufficient farm – complete with a recycled barn, chicken coop, raised row garden, honey bees, vineyard and more.

This website is the ever-unfolding story of the process – complete with articles and advice and projects for those looking to do the same.

We post 3 articles each week –  including a DIY/Gardening article, a weekly Cooking or Canning Recipe from the farm – and on Sunday, we publish our Weekly Farm Update – bringing you up to speed on the happenings at the farm as the story unfolds.

The Farm

The Farm

You can follow along each week with us by signing up to follow the blog via email in the right hand column.

You can also find us and follow along on our Facebook,  Twitteror Pinterest pages.

We have tried to incorporate simplicity and responsibility into every facet of building Old World Garden Farms – following 4 simple guidelines:

1. Build a completely sustainable farm with zero debt.
2.  Be responsible for the majority of the food we eat through growing, canning and preserving.
3. To re-use salvaged and recycled materials wherever and whenever in our buildings and projects on the farm.
4. To make it beautiful, and have fun doing it.

Take your time and look about the site – and feel free to drop us a line at with any questions or comments.  You can click on any of the picture links on this page to take you to some of our most viewed articles and pages – or feel free to search the category tabs on the left.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Gardening!

Jim and Mary
Old World Garden Farms

Ralph Warner

Friday 12th of February 2021

I just listened to your pod cast on how to grow the best tomatoes and enjoyed it so much! It was full of wonderful tips that I will certainly use in my garden this year. I live in Nova Scotia and have been gardening for many years and it is great to have excellent advice at my fingertips. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise which I will be using in the upcoming months as our gardening season is fast approaching. Ralph Warner


Saturday 13th of February 2021

Thank you Ralph and so glad you enjoyed it!