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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'...
In 1995, Equiterre launched a pilot project involving one farm, Cadet-Roussel, and about 50 Montreal families, who agreed to pay in advance for a share of the harvest. The next year, when we officially launched the network, it included 7 farms and about 250 families.
Come celebrate with the Protec-Terre land trust, which has raised more than $200,000 to protect the status of the Ferme Cadet-Roussel. After 15 years of effort, the trust became a reality last December.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 6 p.m., at the Lion d'Or, located at 1676 Ontario St. East in Montreal. On the schedule:
Événement - 13 septembre 2011 - Tag : Farmer's basket, Organic agriculture, Organization, Partners Activities
Through Équiterre’s network of family farmers, you can receive organic baskets of fresh, locally grown produce delivered each week near your home or workplace. The network has been growing steadily since 1995 and now has more than 100 human-scale farms that feed over 35,000 Quebecers each year.   Find out why you should sign up for organic baskets from Équiterre...
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