Minimal tillage, permanent beds, compost applications and adding ramial wood chips to bed rows are some of the strategies used by market gardener Jean-Martin Fortier to foster living soils at La Ferme des Quatre-Temps and Les Jardins de la Grelinette.
Jean-Martin Fortier is a farmer, educator and author specializing in organic and biologically intensive cropping practices. His award-winning book, The Market Gardener, has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to reimagine human-scale food systems. In his new farming project, Ferme des Quatre-Temps, he has set out to further demonstrate how diversified small-scale farms, using regenerative and economically efficient agricultural practices, can produce a higher nutritional quality of foods and more profitable farms.
Presented at the Living Soils Symposium on October 14, 2017. Organized by Régénération Canada at Concordia University in Montreal.
Production: Marc Coppola
Duration: 31 min.
Available in: English