Homestead Nomads aka Les AgroNomades is a permaculture homestead and lifestyle herbal and art provider. Heather & Regan are here to answer your calls to the hills.
This site is dedicated to sharing the life stories of indigenous and introduced plants of the Laurentians for the eternally curious. Borne out of the questions asked to us — What is this plant? How can I grow this? What do I do with all these roots/leaves/fruits?
Our HeadQuarters is in Wentworth-Nord deep in the Laurentians, we are transforming our home into an edible food forest. We are held captive by our husky, Loki, our 1 cat (Michelle Obama) and fleet of ducks and chickens.
Seamstress, textile artist, plant keeper, switchcrafter, cook, permaculture gardener and so much more!
Growing up in Morin-Heights, I learned to appreciate the forest all around us. Our known resources are miniscule in comparison to the richness our earth has to offer – all we have to do is listen and respond with infinite care and love.
Regan and I founded the Marché Fermier Morin-Heights in 2012 so we could have a place in the village to gather, foster local businesses, and eat really good food. Here we debuted our herbal products and have not looked back since! With new dedication to the life of plants, I am enrolled in Therapeutic Naturopathy and Herbalism at L’Herbothèque in order to give sound information & care to the people who want to know more about plant lives & living a healthy lifestyle in both English AND French.
With a background in commercial whitewater rafting and kayaking trips I was able to escape growing up for quite a long time. After briefly studying film production at Concordia in Montreal I wandered through a long list of bizarre and unfulfilling jobs until I decided that I had to go and live in the woods. Then I lucked into some cheap land and built a shack, then a house and found that working with the land was a lot more fun than working for money. I remember these two surf crazy brothers in Australia who only seemed to talk about two things: surfing and permaculture! Permawhat? Years later permaculture textbooks kept falling into my lap so I thought i better have a look. I now find myself applying its common sense approach (along with my own common sense approach) to creating a diverse ecosystem and community where I live. Growing your own food and harvesting wild food is attainable to everyone and is a great way to gather more control over your life, to work with worms, to get dirty and at the same time meet some beneficial and very expressive microorganisms in the soil that surrounds you. I am saddened by the massive increase in development in the laurentians whereupon the developers remove all trace of native plants and trees and bring in the ‘landscapers’ who plants grass for the lawnmower economy and annual flowers and shrubs which provide little or no food for people or animals. It is an insidious attitude of ‘cleaning things up’ which results in sterile environments and constant maintenance. This ‘cleanliness’ I believe is a form of sickness that stems from a basic fear of the wild in nature, and the wild inside each of us. So stay wild!
**Please note that we do not offer medical advice on our blog. Any information posted here is published with the intent to further encourage the reader to take an active position in the reclaiming of their lives and inserting maybe a little bit of wilderness back into their daily lives. ***