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"Helping people grow their own groceries"

We are passionate about soil. Healthy soil that is full of life makes healthy nutrient dense food and healthy food keeps people healthy. We model our landscapes after nature using permaculture principles. We serve all of Niagara (including St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-lake, Thorold, Niagara Falls, Fonthill and Welland) and beyond.

Patrick Pietruszko (owner of the backyard farmer) is a certified permacultre designer with a passion for growing food. He has many years of growing experience in the greenhouse setting to farm production.

Our services cover all things involved in food production. We offer basic vegetable garden installation and soil preparation to get you started with food production. If you would like more than just a vegetable garden we offer permaculture design services and food forest installations. Please contact us today to learn how we can help you start producing your own fruits and vegetables in your backyard.