This is it! Jean-Martin Fortier, family farmer at Les Jardins de la Grelinette, renown organic agriculture expert, and author of Le jardinier-maraîcher will be giving a workshop on small scale organic gardening (this time, in English)!
Come to meet Quebec's pioneer in small scale bio-intensive farming!
During this 2-hour long training, the urban gardener will learn all the tricks and tips of a professional farmer while those who are willing to start their own small scale commercial farming operation will find enough inspiration to get started!
Jean-Martin Fortier has more than 10 years of experience as an organic vegetable grower. He is the founder and co-owner of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, a well-known farm in Québec for its intensive methods of production. Jean-Martin as recently published a book (in french) where he details how he and his wife manage more than 1 acre and half, while using no tractor. His book, le jardinier-maraîcher, explains the methods, tools, and horticultural techniques, which can turn a market garden into a viable small farm. More information on Jean-Martin Fortier and his book can be found at this website:www.For a video of Jean-Martin's farm, click here.
During this training, Jean-Martin will present the tools and techniques he uses to make diversified bio-intensive vegetable production possible and productive! In more details, he’ll show us how to:
- Set-up a garden using permaculture design;
- Cultivate on permanent raised beds using a no-till approach;
- Improve weeding using the best manual tools available;
- Efficiently fight against plant diseases and garden pests;
- Extend the gardening season by protecting your plants from cold temperatures using passive structures;
- Use alternative machinerie (vs tractor) to work the soil.
Where: Santropol Roulant, 111 Roy East (corner Coloniale).
Cost: 15$ per person. To purchase your tickets, click here.
You can check out the Facebook event or website page here.
For more info, please contact Noémie at 514-284-9335 or by email.
**This training is also a fundraising event for Santropol Roulant’s urban agriculture activities. Thanks for your support!**