Tour the Farm

Agroforestry Tour of New Forest Farm with Mark Shepard

Calling all conservationists, farmers, hunters, gardeners, chefs, permies, biology researchers and inquisitive onlookers. Join us for a full 3-hours of immersion into one of the most famous agroforestry permaculture systems on the planet! Amongst the combinations of our innovative systems for water management, plants and animals, there is loads to experience for whichever lenses you’re looking through!

This is start of tree crops harvesting season where you’ll begin to see hazelnuts from mid-August through September, followed by chestnuts, walnuts, apples, pears, grapes and more! You will also be able to visit our agroforestry “land managers”, our friendly forest-raised pigs, jurassic chickens and guinea hens.

We hope that you’ll find that living amongst your food forest is a way of life that you might enjoy.

Come equipped for all weather. The weather at this time of year is usually beautiful, but make sure you have on hand rain gear, sun gear and comfortable waterproof boots. There is a lot to see, so please arrive at this event on time, as we’ll be getting started promptly at your scheduled time.

Space is limited. Maximum number of attendees is 6 adults per tour. Submit a comment below for more information about this tour and register with the link below.

Register here and contact us to schedule the date and time of your tour.


Please submit your inquiries below:


  • Meet at the cydery building where the tour will begin. It has a big green metal roof and is visible from County Highway I on the N side of the street.
  • The experience could include sunny skies, rainfall, and walking across hilly terrain. Being mindful of possible sudden changes in weather. It is wise to come prepared wearing long pants, close-toes hiking shoes, rain gear, and sun protection. Be sure to carry along your own water and snacks.
  • Short overnight stays are also possible for those traveling long distances or who wish to stay a bit longer. Please be prepared to sleep outdoors and contribute to collective food & work if needed.