SPIn Farming

  • Jean-Martin Fortier and Maude-Helene Desroches are co-proprietors of des Jardins de la Grelinette, one of the finest examples of Small Plot INtensive (SPIn) organic farming in Canada
  • they run a Community Supported Agriculture operation, supplying 150 families from their bio-intensive ‘micro-farm’
  • they also sell mesclun to retail outlets locally, and can be found weekly at the Knowlton farmers market (near Brome Lake)
  • they run a website and facebook page for the farm, and Jean-Martin travels extensively, spreading the word about organic SPIn farming techniques
  • after a successful crowdsourcing campaign by FarmStart, Jean-Martin’s book le Jardinier-Maraîcher has been translated into english:
    The Market Gardener; A Successful Growers’ Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming is now available for order, online