JCM Greenhouse has contributed $2,500 to Campti Field of Dreams to help cover expenses for Back To Your Roots 2018, a 3-day Sustainable Agriculture Conference, to be held at NSU’s School of Business from Thursday, May 17th to Saturday, May 19th.
The sustainable agriculture conference will feature Jean-Martin Fortier, a market gardener from Quebec, Canada who is generating $150,000 in vegetable sales on an acre and a half. Using what JM considers, “appropriate technology” like high tunnels and greenhouses, he can extend his growing season to eight months. He will share the tools and techniques he uses in his session on Friday, May 18, from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at Russell Hall.
Located right here in Forest Hills, Louisiana, JCM Greenhouse uses galvanized steel, made in the USA, to construct and install custom greenhouses and high tunnels throughout the southeast. This family-owned business has grown from its original location to a 27,000 SF facility where it manufactures structures to meet your needs. They also have an in-house professional installation team to make getting your new high tunnel hassle-free.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which will provide a local cost-share of up to $20,000 per eligible farmstead to assist with the installation of these season-extending high-tunnels. “This is what this conference is all about, bringing together the technical experts and the resources to support the next generation of farmers,” said Donna Isaacs, executive director of Campti Field of Dreams. Whether you are interested in full-time vegetable production or part-time supplemental income, there is something for everyone to gain.
Join us at Back To Your Roots 2018. The conference is free and open to the public but registration is required as seating is limited. For more information, please visit camptifieldofdreams.org or call 318-521-4998.
Campti Field of Dreams is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life in rural communities through sustainable entrepreneurship.