Farm Two53 is a regenerative ag /permaculture farm. We endorse natural synergies through intensive cattle grazing, free-range laying hens, zero-waste composting, garden and tree mulching, bird and bat house habitat, snowmelt runoff collection, rainwater harvesting, soil building and carbon sequestering, solar PV water pumping, solar PV electricity production, food forest construction, vermiculture, fruit and vegetable production, and honey production. Short-term vacation rentals coming soon.
Although the farm was homesteaded by the Knoefli sisters in 1951, the Farm Two53 permaculture journey only began in 2019. The farm is easily recognized by the white-capped 60′ high silo that matches the distant Rocky Mountains. Under the guidance of Deanna Thiessen Interior Design, we are restoring the original mid-century modern mansion to its former glory.
Farm Visitors will be introduced to permaculture / regenerative agriculture strategies, mid-century modern design, and sustainability practices.
Deanna is a self-employed Interior Designer and gardening enthusiast. Travis is a Calgary Fire Investigator and recent Permaculture Design graduate.
Join us in August when more than 100 farms, ranches, and ag-tourism operators open their gates and invite visitors to share in local stories, see on-farm demonstrations and purchase locally grown and produced products.