All Season Greenhouses
NOPRI is currently developing economical systems for producing food through most or all of the year. In the summer of 2016, NOPRI will build its first prototype all-season greenhouse.
Food forests are perennial polycultures; multipurpose edible plants planted in a way to mimic forest ecosystems. NOPRI is designing and implementing food forests of cold-hardy indigenous fruit and nut for use by local communities, with integrated self-sufficient automated watering systems.
NOPRI is diverting food and yard waste from local landfills and turning this waste stream into valuable soil and garden beds as well as high-protein chicken and fish food using black soldier fly larvae.
NOPRI’s education programs provide a safe, fun and challenging environment where people of all ages can come for a week or the whole summer to learn about science, technology, sustainability, construction, mechanics, electronics, robotics, renewable energy, organic farming and much much more!
NOPRI is producing, supply and educating people on the many benefits of biochar. Biochar is one of the cheapest and most effective tools for sequestering CO2 in soil; it builds organic matter which makes soil and plants more resilient in the face of more extreme weather.
Cold Hardy Perennials
Perennial agriculture offers one of the most effective tools available to mitigate climate change. NORPI intends to educate on the subject of perennial agriculture and become a source for diverse, cold-hardy perennials in Northern Ontario.