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Jean-Martin Fortier: A Model for Profitable Micro-Farming

Earn a living gardening on just 1.5 acres
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10:19 AM

As we awake to the realities in store for us in a future defined by declining net energy, concerns about food security, adequate nutrition, community resilience, and reliable income commonly arise.

Small-scale farming usually quickly surfaces as a pursuit that could help address all of these. Yet most dismiss the idea of becoming farmers themselves; mainly because of lack of prior experience, coupled with lack of capital. It simply feels too risky.

Enter Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife, Maude-Hélène. They are a thirtysomething couple who have been farming successfully for the past decade. In fact, they've been micro-farming: their entire growing operations happen on just an acre and half of land. » Read more

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Jean-Martin Fortier

Jean-Martin Fortier

Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife Maude-Hélène Desroches are the founders of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized micro-farm known for its high productivity and profitability using low-tech, high-yield methods of production. A leading practitioner of biologically intensive cropping systems, Jean-Martin has more than a decade’s worth of experience in organic farming.

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Intensive Gardening

Grow more food in less space
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:25 PM

A great article exploring the two most popular types of types intensive gardening techniques and some of the considerations for each.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/intensive-gardening-zm0z14fmzsto.aspx#axzz2x5YLENdv

Also check out the following groups on Peak Prosperity the discuss intensive gardening techniques. » Read more

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Bio-Intensive Gardening

Bio-Intensive Gardening

Learn which crops thrive best with this method

Featured Discussion

Bio-intensive Gardening

Bio-intensive Gardening

Spring gardening season is here. What crops are you growing bio-intensively?