Matt Leger

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Producer & Videographer
Location Ontario, Canada
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Introduction A few years ago, I bought my grandparents property in Eastern Ontario with the intention of building a homestead for me and my family. My grandparents lived on this property for almost 30 years and they did a lot of amazing things here. Now it's my turn to pick up the torch and, based on my research, permaculture was the perfect fit for the type of homesteading approach I wanted to take. Although my family and I are still learning (does that ever really stop?), significant progress was achieved in the short time that we've lived here. So far, we set up a raised bed veggie/herb garden made of reclaimed materials, a 3-stage compost bin also made of reclaimed materials, hugel mounds with wood chip pathway/swale, we do maple syrup every spring (a record season this year with just over 20 gallons!) and we recently planted fruit and nut trees. It goes without saying that this is all being done using "Whole Systems Design" in mind. Our mulch, for example, is primarily made of chipped forest debris mixed with leaves. It's all very enchanting to us and quite rewarding. That's what pushes us on to see what else we can do and there's always something new to learn.
Interests Spending Time with Family & Friends, Being with Nature, Hiking, Meditation, Music (Listening), Music (Playing - guitar, piano, anything that makes sounds), Music (Composition), Comedy/Adventure Movies, Documentaries, Video Editing, Video Games, Blogging and Vlogging, My YouTube Channels
Favorite Movies V for Vendetta, Three Amigos, Fight Club, The Neverending Story, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, National Lampoon's Vacation (All of them), Gremlins, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 300, Labyrinth, The Wizard of Oz
Favorite Music Beach Boys, The Beatles, Incubus, St. Lucia, The Doors, Tycho, Trivium, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Air, Radiohead, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Keane, Zedd, Adventure Club, Jack Johnson, Alt-J, FM-84, HOME
Favorite Books Food Rules, Farming the Woods, Brave New World, The Art of Seeing, Tao: The Watercourse Way, The Outsiders, The Great Gatsby, Lord of the Flies, Life After God, A Million Little Pieces, My Friend Leonard, The Celestine Prophecy, The Celestine Vision, The 10th Insight, Secret of Shambala, The Big Picture

You've got to make contact with the alien leader. How will you tell when the conversation is finished?

I'll know the conversation is finished when the leader smacks his own forehead and runs his fingers through his hair from back to front.