Takota Coen

Verge Permaculture

Coen Farm


Takota Coen is a second-generation organic farmer who was born, raised, and continues to help steward Coen Farm, an award-winning and thriving 250-acre diversified farm in Central Alberta that raises milk-fed pork, grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, and a variety of forest garden berries and tea. In addition to farming, Coen works with landowners across Canada who feel overwhelmed with the complexity of designing and managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient, and actually enjoyable. His courses and consulting provide land stewards with tools to stop the grind and start growing the farm, ranch, or homestead of their dreams. He holds two Permaculture Design Certificates from The Permaculture Research Institute, two Holistic Management Certificates from Holistic Management International, and a Red Seal Journeyman Certificate for Carpentry.

Takota will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Fairs


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Gardening with Livestock

In this introductory workshop, learn how to successfully integrate livestock such as chickens, cows, pigs, fowl, and rabbits into your gardening and cropping rotations. Find out how to get all your weeding, tilling, fertilizing, aeration, shredding, and more done for free. You might even get bacon and eggs! Through examples from his family's 250-acre farm, Takota Coen introduces the principles and processes he uses to design for functional fauna interactions in the backyard or on the back forty.
Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Friday 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage

Designing for Cold-Climate Water Resiliency

Drought and flood are two sides of the same coin. A broken water cycle is the root cause of both. During this workshop, Takota Coen uses his 250-acre family farm as a case study for low-tech, low-cost, nature-based solutions that can build a more effective and efficient water cycle. This process-oriented and principle-based workshop is grounded in the foundations of permaculture design and holistic management.
Modern Homesteading

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Grit Stage