Miner Heritage Farm
100 Mountain Street
Granby QC J2G 6S1

450 991-3330




03Medias     Jeremiel

Zoo de Granby
Centre d'interprétation de la nature du Lac Boivin
Ville de Granby
Chemin des Cantons

Useful links

Equitable agriculture /organic farming /responsible food

  • Agricola; These records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition. www.riley.nal.usda.gov
  • Canadian Organic Growers; The mission of this non-profit organization is to lead local and national communities towards sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre while respecting nature, upholding social justice and protecting natural resources. www.cog.ca
  • The New Farm; Farmer-to-farmer know-how from the Rodale Institute. This web-site reaches a global community of food producers to exchange valuable “farmer-to-farmer know-how.” NewFarm.org presents compelling success stories with expert resources for crop and livestock production, direct marketing, local food systems, policy campaigns and community-building collaborations. www.rodaleinstitute.org
  • Farm folks/City Folks Society; Non-profit society that works with farm & city to cultivate a local, sustainable food system. They develop and operate projects that provide access to & protection of foodlands; that support local growers and producers; and that educate, communicate and celebrate with local food communities. www.ffcf.bc.ca
  • Locavores; A group of concerned culinary adventurers who are making an effort to eat only foods grown or harvested within a 100 mile radius of San Francisco. www.locavores.com
  • People & Planet friendly; Bringing people together over ideas that matter! Peace, environment, sustainable living, food, community, communication , democracy, human rights, events, resources, jobs, fun. Lots of very useful links, many difficult to find elsewhere. www.planetfriendly.net
  • Slow Food; Slow Food is an international response to the effect fast food has on our society and life. It questions the validity of the fast food philosophy as an unconscious credo that erodes our culinary heritage in the guise of efficiency. Includes the organization’s magazine online, articles on biotechnology and links. www.slowfood.com
  • Aliments d’ici; committee conducting research and promoting alternative measures to eat healthily, locally and affordably. www.alimentsdici.info
  • Amis de la Terre du voisinage Waterloo; Solidarity market. www.atvwaterloo.com
  • Coalition pour un modèle agricole équitable. www.go5quebec.qc.ca
  • Mangez des produits laitiers 100% d’ici. www.laitequitable.ca
  • L’Éducation relative à l’Éco-alimentation; UQAM research chair about the environment. The aim of this research program is to help in the educational development of eco-food, a process that promotes individual and collective progress toward adopting a healthy diet (diversified and safe) produced, distributed and consumed in respect of ecological and fair social relations processes.
  • Équiterre. www.equiterre.org
  • Union Paysanne; For a thriving farming industry and countryside. www.unionpaysanne.com
  • Coopérative Bio Paysanne. www.coopbiopaysanne.ca
  • Slow Food Québec; Offers an eco-gastronomic approach to arouse public awareness to the pleasures of diversified, convivial and ethical food consumption. www.slowfoodquebec.com

Educational material/programs

  • Richard Louv; Richard louv is the author of the national best-seller “The last child in the woods; saving our children from nature-deficit disorder”. He’s the co-founder and chairman of the Children & Nature Network (www.cnaturenet.org), which was created to encourage and support the people and organizations working to reconnect children with nature. www.richardlouv.com
  • Agropolis Museum. www.museum.agropolis.fr
  • Canada Agriculture Museum; An educational cornucopia dealing with agriculture (ex: “Ecosystem and agriculture”, “Meet the farm animals”, “Properties of and changes in matter: bread”, and other activities). www.agriculture.technomuses.ca
  • Jardinons à l’école; Encourages gardening in school and provides practical resources to start up a project in your school. www.jardinons-alecole.org
  • Jeunes Pousses; A non-profit Quebec organization devoted to the promotion of a healthy diet for underprivileged-area youngsters and their families through collective action and actual experiences. www.jeunespousses.ca
  • Fermes ouvertes (French site); www.fermes-ouvertes.fnsea.fr
  • Food Force of the United Nations World Food Program; A game for 8-to-14 year olds. An excellent tool for teaching kids about world hunger. www.food-force.com
  • Cultiver son jardin au Canada (Growing your garden in Canada) (historical and practical information); Library and Archives Canada. www.collectionscanada.gc.ca
  • Mission nutrition; Programs for teachers. Teaching tools to help engage students in healthy eating. www.missionnutrition.ca
  • Feeding minds, fighting hunger; Organization of Nations for food and agriculture. A virtual international class creating awareness among youngsters to the issues of hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity. An interactive forum to share ideas and information worldwide. www.feedingminds.org
  • Le réseau In-terre actif; A virtual program for elementary third cycle and the high-school level exploring the many facets of recycling. www.in-terre-actif.com
  • Wild about gardening; Canadian Wildlife Federation. A wealth of practical advice on how to attract wildlife in your garden. www.wildaboutgardening.org

Urban agriculture

  • Garden Girl TV. A website dedicated to informing and educating the world on methods for Urban Sustainable Living. Patti Moreno, show host, has created a series of how-to videos and web pages that you can view here. With one hundred hours of video tape, she is releasing new videos weekly. www.gardengirltv.com
  • Action communiterre; a non-profit organization founded in 1997 dedicated to social and environmental development, urban agriculture and food security in Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce district. www.actioncommuniterre.qc.ca
  • Centre d’Écologie Urbaine de Montréal; An NPO whose mission is to develop and share expertise about the most viable and sustainable urban development initiatives and their implementation at the city-sector level. www.ecologieurbaine.net
  • Centre de Recherches pour le Développement International; The article entitled “L’agriculture urbaine atteint de nouveaux sommets sur les terrasses-jardins” (Urban agriculture reaches new heights on garden-terraces ». www.idrc.ca
  • Collectif de recherche en aménagement paysager et en agriculture urbaine durable (CRAPAUD); The CRAPAUD organization’s mission is to promote, through research, awareness, re-appropriation and action, an agriculture layout and landscape maintenance that is environmentally respectful, using urban garden and institutional-milieu composting as a general education experimental laboratory. www.crapaud.info
  • Des Jardins sur les Toits; Since 2003, the Des jardins sur les Toits project has explored new ways of interacting with the built sector, the urban environment and the food cycle to make the city greener and communities healthier through culture on the rooftops of the city of Montreal. www.lesjardins.ca
  • Research report; “Agriculture urbaine, rapports sociaux et citoyenneté; le cas du jardinage biologique communautaire au Québec et au Mexique” (Urban agriculture, social relations and citizenship; the case of communiity organic gardening in Quebec) by Manon Bouliane, Université du Québec à Hull, 1999. www.cityfarmer.org/manon.html

History & cultural heritage

Agricultural heritage

  • “La vache canadienne en péril”; L’avenir de la plus vieille race de vache d’Amérique du Nord ne repose plus que sur quelques bêtes (The endangered Canadian cow, the future of the oldest breed of cow in North America rests on just a few cattle). www.archives.radio-canada.ca
  • Seeds of Diversity Canada; An NPO comprised of member gardeners that produce and perpetuate varieties of traditional flower, vegetable, rare or endangered medicinal herb seeds to preserve this important genetic heritage. www.semences.ca
  • “Le cheval canadien, joyau du patrimoine agricole du Québec”, The Canadian horse, the jewel of Quebec’s agricultural heritage) by Sandra Rowe and Gérard Lambert; Encyclopédie du Patrimoine culturel de l’Amérique Française. www.ameriquefrancaise.org
  • Association Québécoise du Cheval Canadien. www.chevalcanadien.org
  • “Le poulet Chantecler est sauvé!”; Le Devoir. www.ledevoir.com
  • Canadian Farm Animal Genetics Research Foundation. www.cfagrf.com
  • Mémoire de la Fédération des Producteurs de Races Patrimoniales du Québec. www.caaaq.gouv.qc.ca

Clips & TV shows



There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. To avoid the first danger, one should plant a garden, preferably where there is no grocer to confuse the issue. To avoid the second, he should lay a split of good oak on the andirons, preferably where there is no furnace, and let it warm his shins while a February blizzard tosses the trees outside. If one has cut, split, hauled, and piled his own good oak, and let his mind work the while, he will remember much about where heat comes from, and with a wealth of detail denied to those who spend the weekend in town astride a radiator.

~Aldo Leopold