About us

I still feel that natural food should be sold more cheaply than any other.

If natural food is to become widely popular, it must be available locally at a reasonable price.

Masanobu Fukuoka The One-Straw Revolution

Project PACE (Permaculture, Aquaculture, Community, Education)

Project Pace is a permacultural farm. We do many agricultural activities: animal husbandry, orchard, aquaculture, crops and educational tours. We are focusing on a practical implementation of sustainable methods. Also an important part is integration and interdependence between our projects. The main goal of the farm is to match or surpass in efficiency a conventional agricultural farm, using sustainable methods and relevant technology while preserving nature.

Our site is located on the small island of Ile-Bizard part of the beautiful city of Montreal.

Project P.A.C.E. was started in January 2014 by a computer programmer Edward Privorotsky who got too tired of sitting in front of a screen. Edward has been building wooden vermicomposters for several years and decided to expand the project by renting a piece of land on the island of Montreal and developing a permaculture farm.

The first projects of hugelkultur and vermicomposting didn’t bring the best results, but we continued to learn and explore new ideas. In 2015 “chickens” project started. It turned out to be a big success. Thanks to “chickens” project, new methods and technologies emerged: mobile chicken coops, chicken tractors in the orchard and a bio-shelter. Then, late in 2017, ducks, goats and sheep have been added to the farm.

During all these years we gained knowledge and experience in cooperating with nature, we started to understand how to live in harmony with it.