August 31, 2016


Founded in 2016 and based on Manitoulin Island, NOPRI is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to:
  1. Promote the practice, art, and science of permaculture through education and training.
  2. Undertake and support projects that apply permaculture principles to improve environmental health, social well-being, community resilience and economic sustainability.
  3. Perform research and development in permaculture and related fields.

We are currently establishing a physical headquarters in Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (NEMI) that will include:

  1. Community gardens
  2. A cold-hardy plant nursery
  3. Year round operating greenhouses
  4. Municipal composting
  5. A commercial kitchen with cold storage and food processing infrastructure
  6. Styrofoam recycling

Our other activities include:

  1. A partnership with the Noojmowin Teg Health Centre to build and support community gardens and greenhouses across Manitoulin Island.
  2. Diverting waste streams including yard waste, compost, styrofoam.
  3. Educational workshops related to food, energy, and sustainability.
  4. Supporting entrepreneurial activity in the local food, energy, and sustainability sectors through infrastructure and education.
  5. Permaculture demonstration projects including a food forest and biochar production.