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Calling all organic and market farming enthusiasts, professional and amateur alike, Jean-Martin Fortier, author of The Market Gardener, is coming to the Centre for Sustainable Development. Fortier will tell the story of his Eastern Townships microfarm, Les Jardins de la Grelinette, which has been hailed, at home and abroad, as a model of its form.
With the release of his French-language collection, Les nouvelles du Vallon, Outaouais family farmer Michel Massuard takes on a new role, that of published author. Owner since 2001 with partner, Monique Laroche, of Le Vallon des Sources, a farm in Rippon, Massuard provides more than 300 families with organic produce. A nature lover and early-morning poet, Massuard gives us in...
Actualité - 1 November 2014 - Tag : Become a family farmer, Family farmers network, Michel Massuard
Calling all organic and market farming enthusiasts, professional and amateur alike, Jean-Martin Fortier, author of The Market Gardener, is coming to the Centre for Sustainable Development. Fortier will tell the story of his Eastern Townships microfarm, Les Jardins de la Grelinette, which has been hailed, at home and abroad, as a model of its form.
Forty-some family farmers recently braved the rain to take part in the second of four visits between farms this season. These visits give our farmers a chance to see how others operate. At Equiterre, we believe in the power of peer learning, especially for young farmers who are just starting out. These visits are one of the many services we offer to the farmers in our family...
You have a little land. You'd like to grow some organic veggies, maybe even sell them. Here's a book for you!
This two-part webinar provides a much needed structure for figuring out how to make money on a market garden. It hones in on the core issues of farm success: which crops to grow, when to plant them, and in what quantities. Then it provides a logical, linear process for getting it all done, on time. It sets out 11 steps, including:
This two-part webinar provides a much needed structure for figuring out how to make money on a market garden. It hones in on the core issues of farm success: which crops to grow, when to plant them, and in what quantities. Then it provides a logical, linear process for getting it all done, on time. It sets out 11 steps, including:
Meet Renée Primeau. She studied theatre before discovering farming – and a whole new way of life. “I went back to school to study environmental science. I took agriculture courses (soil science, plant science) in the bachelor of science program in agricultural and environmental studies at McGill and I realized that I was more interested in agriculture than anything...
There was nothing in Francis Madore's urban Montreal childhood to indicate that he would one day grow up to cultivate the land. 
Do you get a weekly organic veggie basket from one of our family farmers? You should be proud of yourself. Here's why.