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Bart Glumineau
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The Market Gardener's Toolkit Crowdfunding Campaign
Special discount rewards for the first 100 backers !




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The Market Gardener’s Toolkit is an educational documentary in which small-scale organic farmer, educator 
and author Jean-Martin Fortier shares the tools and techniques used on his highly productive 1.5-acre farm.

From soil preparation to strategies on dealing with insect pests, discover how this micro-farm manages to generate
$150,000 CAD in sales annually – without the use of a tractor or any heavy machinery.

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Filmed over an entire growing season in Quebec’s beautiful Eastern Townships, The Market Gardener’s Toolkit 
offers an unprecedented insight into the daily operations of the farm, from seeding to transplanting,
from weeding to harvesting.

Over 90 minutes of beautiful HD footage, Fortier takes you through the following subjects and demonstrates a variety
of tools and techniques
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- - - - - - - - > Greenhouse and nursery
- - - - - - - - > The permanent bed system
- - - - - - - - > Standardization for efficiency
- - - - - - - - > Bed preparation with the minimal tillage approach
- - - - - - - - > Compost, fertilization and crop rotation
- - - - - - - - > Green manures
- - - - - - - - > The bio-intensive system
- - - - - - - - > Transplantation
- - - - - - - - > Direct seeding / Seeders
- - - - - - - - > Irrigation
- - - - - - - - > Weeding / Flame weeding
- - - - - - - - > Plastic and organic mulches
- - - - - - - - > insect control
- - - - - - - - > Harvesting


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No matter the scale of your project, whether a small urban farm or a full-scale commercial market garden, this film will
offer valuable information and help make your operation more efficient and profitable. The emphasis is put on low-tech,
high-efficiency tools and techniques
, with an aim to produce more with less work and less capital investment.

The film is being produced in two versions, English and French, so we filmed everything twice, and the editing also
requires almost double the work

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We're currently shooting for a mid-May release date, but we're working hard to finish the film as soon as possible. 
The final product will be available in digital download format (720p and 1080p versions) and on DVD.

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Our rewards for this campaign also include reproduction prints from Québec artist Eric Chouteau (sanscravate.ca),
who's working on illustrations to spice up the film. Here's one of the illustrations he's working on:

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To see more footage from the film, you can watch a short trailer we released a few weeks ago:



Whether or not you become a backer, share the campaign with
your network and contribute to develop human scale agriculture
Thanks for the help !



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this looks terrific!

What a beautiful farm.
 
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61% funded in four days! C'mon permies let see what we can contribute as a community to support the awesome work possible media is doing!!
 
220 hours of permaculture video, freaky cheap! http://kck.st/2q6Ycay.
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