Hi, my name is Julien Kirton and I would like to welcome you to my website, MicroFarmGuide.com.
We created Micro Farm Guide to provide young farmers, and enthusiasts alike, with the necessary information to get started with small-scaled, organic farming.
Here, we share the knowledge we acquired over the years, through continuous research, trials, errors and successes.
One such example is our practical guide: How To Start A Micro Farm In 12 Steps
At Micro Farm Guide, we intend to save you time, energy and frustration in setting up and operating your small farm or garden.
We aim to achieve this by:
- Providing you with the practical information gained from our experience and research.
- Inspiring you through the accounts of other individuals, like yourself, along the similar path.
We aspire to take the guesswork out of organic micro farming.
At Micro Farm Guide, we truly believe in developing and promoting “a collaborative approach to organic food production”. We are dedicated to this mission and will do all in our power to see it through.
However, to truly understand our stance, let’s take a look back at:
Where It All Began
Ever since I was a kid, I loved gardening. I did not have access to large plots of land, but I made the best of what I had.
Back then, I created "milk tin" herb gardens, and a small, "elevated" kitchen garden. Once, I even tried to rear fish in a bucket! Needless to say, that experiment did not end well.
However, the idea of owning a farm, never crossed my mind until:
My Introduction To Small-Scaled Poultry Farming
In 2009, I became fascinated by the idea of growing my own food.
At the time, I was employed as a highschool teacher. I frequented the Agriculture department; learning as much as I could about food production.
Later that year, I expanded my backyard garden, then built a small chicken coop, in order to practice what I was learning.
In a way, this was my introduction to micro farming. However, I was not able to truly connect the dots, until several years later, when I accepted:
The Challenge Of A Lifetime
In 2018, I came up with the idea of a modular approach to small-scale farming, while brainstorming with a friend.
I pitched the idea of a Micro Farm Network, as part of the Young Innovators Challenge, and received a small seed grant to develop the business around that idea.
I soon realised how little I knew about the task at hand. I spent the next two years researching, as I built the infrastructure for the farm.
I had to sift through a mountain of information, then countless “failures”, as I experimented with new concepts and techniques.
Over time, the “prototype” started to take shape and so did our little team. We had accumulated quite a lot of data along the way.
We decided to turn this information into the resource we wished we had, when we started. This is the first step in our vision for:
The Future Of The Site
At Micro Farm Guide we believe that the future of organic food production lies in the hands of us all.
We are fully aware that food production on any scale is a challenge in itself. However, we aim to be a catalyst in this process; by providing you with accurate knowledge on tools and techniques, which can make it both rewarding and enjoyable.
Hopefully, through our efforts, more people will be inspired to return to backyard gardening and micro farming
If you need to reach out to us, you can do so through the site’s contact form.
In the meanwhile, let’s have some fun doing what we love!
To your success,
P. s. If you would like to find out more about the Micro Farm Network, you can visit our website.