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Family farmer writes organic farming guide for newbies and pros

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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'agriculture biologique sur petite surface, an Ecosociété publication, hit bookstore shelves on August 28.

This how-to guide, which features a foreword by Equiterre cofounder Laure Waridel, is destined to become a reference in organic agriculture. It looks at the technical aspects of small scale farming, with a focus on community supported agriculture, but also shows how this type of agriculture imbues the lives of those who choose it with special meaning.

Now available in all good bookshops. (In French only.)

Organic farming guide

Organic farming structure is really beneficial for us; in most of the occasion we have found that due to adulteration people are unable to get hygienic foods which directly or indirectly affect their health. Therefore the importance of organic food is rapidly increases and we should take some lesson from here to grow organic farming without any kind of problems.