Jean-Martin Fortier

Jean-Martin Fortier is a farmer, educator, and author specializing in organic and biologically intensive cropping practices. His award-winning book, The Market Gardener, has inspired thousands of readers worldwide to reimagine human-scale food systems. Together with his wife, he runs Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized 10-acre micro-farm in Quebec, Canada. The focus at la Grelinette has been to grow better, not bigger, in order to optimize the cropping system, making it more lucrative and viable in the process. As an educator, Jean-Martin places a strong emphasis on intelligent farm design, appropriate technologies, and harnessing the power of soil biology as key components of successful farming.