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 built its first prototype all-season greenhouse. We’ve been iteratively improving since then.
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.
Last year, with the help of the Manitoulin Community Fresh Food Initiative and support of the NEMI municipality, we took a barren piece of light industrial land and turned it into a beautiful space for gardening, socializing, and learning! For more information and to sign up as a member, see the NEMI Community Garden page: Read more about Become a Member of the NEMI Community Garden![…]
For details about the All Season Greenhouse Designer Youth Internship position, see the job posting page.
NOPRI became an official not-for-profit last week so we figured it was a good idea to make ourselves a fancy web site. Stay tuned!