Penelope Jane Farm (PJF) is a laboratory for learning and experimenting with skills of sustainability. While focusing on renewable energy uses and food systems, PJ Farm envisions the world of the future when humans satisfy all their energy needs solely with the sun.
Located in Thetford Township, just outside of Clio, MI; Penelope Jane Farm is 30 acres of a former fish farm, consisting of three meadows and five acres of woods.
What began with a few chickens, tapped maple trees, and perennial herbs, each season the PJF repertoire expands under the single goal of stewarding the land for those who will follow.
The PJ Farm’s focuses include:
- the education of young people (the future stewards)
- food production, preparation, and preservation
- identification local flora and wild harvesting
- utilizing the available local resources- both the skills of people, as well as the products they produce
- identifying opportunities for using edible plants instead of non-native species in landscaping
- researching possibilities for closed loop systems to replace current linear systems in the production and disposal of goods
We’re all farmers of something. The skills we spend our time cultivating are our crops. What are you digging?