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In 1995, a small group of environmentalists floated the idea of bringing farmers, consumers and businesses together to create a supply network for fresh, local, organic produce. These “green” citizens were Équiterre’s founders, and the farmers were Madeleine and Jean Roussel, of the Cadet Roussel farm in Montérégie, very good neighbours of Équiterre cofounder...
Actualité - 14 juillet 2015 - Tag : Family farmers network, Organic agriculture, Organic baskets
This summer, our fantastic family farmers will be featured on ICI Radio-Canada’s Par ici l’été, from Monday to Friday between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Expo 2015 is being held in Milan on the inspiring theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” The civil society and farmers' movement will be holding a parallel think-tank alongside the world fair. During the People's Expo, participants will be led to discussion on how agroecology fits into food sovereignty and the possible solutions to the food system crisis.
On August 16 and 17, Frelighsburg will host its first organic/fair trade fair, bringing together thirty Quebec exhibitors offering fair trade and organic products such as fresh produce, bread, cheese, honey, oil and soap. The event will also include talks, local music, children's entertainment and food samples. The festival promotes an environmental and equitable culture. In...
Would you like to enjoy fresh organic produce, support the local economy, and strengthen your connection with rural Quebec?
Can Quebec's agricultural sector reduce its reliance on fossil fuels? A new report from Equiterre and ÉcoRessources says yes. Right now, Quebec's farmers are so dependent on fossil fuels that a price increase of just a penny per litre of fuel costs the industry an extra $3.8 million in fuel expenses and $4.9 million in fertilizer costs. Farms were responsible for a whopping 2....
Actualité - 6 janvier 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Organic agriculture, Organization, Sustainable agriculture
Every morning at 5:30 Chef David arrives for work at the CPE Le Petit Réseau, a daycare on the second floor of the Maison du développement durable in Montreal. His job is to feed 77 preschoolers, but also to help them discover local and organic fruits and vegetables. CPE Le Petit Réseau has been a partner of the Du Coq à l'Âne farm since 2012. This farm is in Bury in the...
Actualité - 4 juin 2013 - Tag : Organic agriculture, Organization, Pesticides
Authenticity in every basket, that's how idée BIO! magazine describes the work of family farmer François Tanguay, co-owner of Les Jardins du petit tremble in the Montérégie. Find out how this product of a suburban childhood became a proponent of organic agriculture. According to the article, some of the credit for François's love of nature must go to his father, who kept a...
You have a little land. You'd like to grow some organic veggies, maybe even sell them.  Family farmer Jean-Martin Fortier, whose Eastern Townships microfarm, Les jardins de la Grelinette, has been hailed, at home and abroad, as a model of its form, is offering workshops based on his recently published guide, Le Jardinier-Maraîcher, for aspiring organic farmers, amateur...
Family farmer Jean-Martin Fortier, whose Eastern Townships microfarm, Les jardins de la Grelinette à St-Armand, owned with partner Maude-Hélène, has been hailed, at home and abroad, as a model of its form, has written a guide, based on his decade of experience, for aspiring organic farmers, both amateur and professional alike. The book, Le jardinier-maraîcher, Manuel d'...
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