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9 October 2013
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...
8 October 2013
Find out why citizens are opposing this pipeline, which would bring tar sands crude through Quebec.  Energy East: What is it? The TransCanada company wants to convert an existing natural gas pipeline to carry crude oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to Ontario, and to build...
24 September 2013
Introducing the newest contributor to our blog, world-renowned scientist Catherine Potvin. "How much does a forest weigh? This strange question is at the heart of my research as a professor of ecology at McGill University. I will be blogging once a month for Equiterre from...
18 September 2013
There was nothing in Francis Madore's urban Montreal childhood to indicate that he would one day grow up to cultivate the land.  "In my twenties, I had trouble settling on a career," says Francis, now in his forties. "I just kept looking, and wandering. I did...
17 September 2013
Do you get a weekly organic veggie basket from one of our family farmers? You should be proud of yourself. Here's why.  As one of the more than 30,000 Quebecers who pick up their vegetables from one of the 500 drop-off points in our community supported agriculture (CSA)...
7 August 2013
"I had two grandparents who were farmers. I used to spend my vacations with them. I also had an uncle who set up his own farm and another who took over my grandfather's farm. Honestly, I felt as though I was destined to to this," says Jean-Philippe Poussard, who,...
19 June 2013
Drop by Montreal's Maison du développement durable to see Le Karité, l’or vert des Africaines, the latest photo exhibit by Éric Côté. Côté's photos feature women in Burkina Faso producing shea butter, which is also sometimes known as "women's gold." The...
8 May 2013
Laure Waridel will participate in a talk on fair trade to be held at the Centre for Sustainable Devlopment (better known by its official name, Maison du développement durable) as part of a lecture series celebrating Equiterre's 20th anniversary. (In French only.) Ecosociologist...
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