- Start Date : 1 Jan 2016
- End Date: Ongoing
Terre Promise produces the seeds of about 150 varieties of heritage, rare and endangered garden plants. They practice a selection process that encourages the adaptation of these varieties to the conditions of the Montreal area. All of their seeds are open pollinated, are non-GMO and none are under patent. The seeds are produced using ecological farming techniques free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Terre Promise believes that nature knows better than anyone how to meet her own needs. They seek to maintain soil and vegetation biodiversity by favoring the maintenance of wild species and by reducing soil disruption. They also work hard to comply their farming practices to the recommendations prescribed by Seeds of Diversity Canada in terms of bee-friendly farming. Their seeds are produced on a one-hectare plot of land at La Ferme Bord-du-Lac, an ‘‘incubator farm’’ based on Île-Bizard (borough of L’Île-Bizard / Ste-Geneviève) and packaged in their workshop located in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough of Montreal.