Living Off-Grid in the Country

by Jerry Wernick | December 7, 2019

Jerry Wernick hails all the way from Montana where he, alongside his wife Linda, once ran the Tamarack Springs Academy in Polebridge, training more than 100 young people in the ways of the wilderness. The Wernicks live entirely off-grid, with no electricity bill, their own water source, and little to no grocery bill. Although their property is at an elevation of more than 3,800 feet (1,158 metres), the Wernicks have become adept at growing their own food with the aid of greenhouses and have even been successful with subtropical olive, lemon, and fig trees.