Visiting Canadian Urban Farmers

Learn the inner workings of small-plot growing and discover how urban micro-farming can be a profitable enterprise while regenerating the land and your local food system. Jean-Martin Fortier and Curtis Stone will share the design and workings of their individual enterprises – both the production and the business – with insights and knowledge that has been hard won, but ready for you to take and implement.

Details of what you can expect at these workshops, can be found at

Meet the Urban Farmers

Jean-Martin (JM) Fortier is known for his comprehensive and much admired book, The Market Gardener. Jean-Martin and his family are well known for their ability to successfully create a six-figure income from under two acres of organic vegetables, farmed by hand in Quebec.



Curtis Stone is highly respected for his expertise with quick growing, high value annual vegetables for the consumer market, as described in his book, The Urban Farmer. Curtis uses organic intensive techniques and with a focus on business and systems to streamline labour and production, he offers a new way to think about farming. One where quality of life and profitability coexist. 



Read more about what JM and Curtis will be covering in their workshops, then book your place by visiting If you attend one of these events you will have an opportunity to be part of a regional Growers Circle for exchanging resources and information to help you on your path.

The potential

IF small-scale intensive, locally focussed systems that grow food naturally, can be shown to provide a healthy profit for the growers, THEN they can scale infinitely, not by each grower taking on more land or producing more, but by more farmers embracing the opportunity.

This has the potential to positively disrupt the system, bringing sustainable food production closer to home.

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  1. Trudy

    Any chance of holding the workshop in the Bay of Plenty? I would so love to attend but I’m not near any of the places listed.

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      James in NZ

      Hi Trudy, I’ve maxed these boys out and can’t add anymore locations. Thames is your closest workshop – and a lot closer than Canada 🙂

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