March 12 & 13 – Jean-Martin Fortier in Kimberly & Cranbrook

Posted by Darcy Smith on February 19, 2014


Jean Martin Fortier’s micro-farm in Eastern Quebec feeds more than 200 families through his thriving CSA, market stands, and supplying local establishments. For more than a decade the market garden has provided their only household income, generating close to $140,000 in annual sales with a profit margin of around 45%. Jean-Martin marries smart, intensive farming with solid business sense—all while finding time to enjoy life. In this workshop, and in his new book, The Market Gardener, Jean-Martin Fortier demonstrates how adopting intensive methods of production can lead to optimal cropping systems. He will discuss how to:

—Set up a micro-farm & design biologically intensive cropping systems with negligible capital outlay

—Farm without a tractor & minimize fossil fuel inputs through the best hand tools appropriate machinery, & minimum tillage

—Grow mixed vegetables systematically with attention to best practices for weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing

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Check out our recent interview with Jean Martin Fortier on the Young Agrarians blog!

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards Young Agrarians 2014 programming.

Please help us get the word out! Join this event on Facebook and tell all of your friends about it!

A big thank you to Wildsight for co-sponsoring!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Talk: 7:30pm, Suggested Donation $10

Location: Centre 64, 64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley, BC V1A 2J2

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Doors 9am, Workshop 9:30am-4:30pm

Location: Ktunaxa Nation Gym, 220 Cranbrook St North V1C 3L1



“If you’re serious about farming, I urge you to attend Jean-Martin Fortier’s workshops while he’s in BC. I have toured farms all over the west coast of North America, and I have yet to see anyone compare in production methods, soil management, crop health, product quality, and most importantly a balanced lifestyle. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of the most cutting edge organic farmers of our time!”

– Curtis Stone, BC’s own small-scale farmer extraordinaire.

We love our sponsors and supporters! Thanks to our partners-in-farming FarmFolk CityFolk, Farmstart, and Wildsight.

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Feel free to click the links below and download the full-size poster or the handbills — hand them out to friends, family, and farm allies.

Jean Martin Fortier Cranbrook Poster      Jean Martin Fortier Cranbrook Handbill

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