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Grow Beyond:
Elevate Your Organic Farming Career

Welcome to the Market Gardener Institute’s Academic Program

Continue your learning journey with our exclusive Market Gardener Masterclass, the most comprehensive course on small-scale organic farming.  

Get 50%

in financial support on the tuition fees*

At the heart of sustainable agriculture lies a new generation of farmers, ready to cultivate change and nurture the earth. 

*The Market Gardener Institute is offering you 50% off on the regular price of 2 250$ the Masterclass

The program is for you if:


You're currently pursuing a degree or certification at a recognized college or university in agriculture or a related field.

You're interested in small-scale organic farming and are thinking of making it your career, but would like to gain a practical understanding of what it involves.

You would like to acquire technical knowledge that complements your theoretical training.

Application as the first step

Please fill out the form to confirm your eligibility for the program.

You will be required to provide two pieces of verification of your active student status.

academic program

Meet JM Fortier

With over 20 years of experience, Jean-Martin (JM) Fortier has dedicated his career to developing, testing, and perfecting biointensive growing techniques on microfarms such as Les Jardins de la Grelinette, the Ferme des Quatre Temps, and the Old Mill farm. As the author of the best-selling book “The Market Gardener”, which has sold over 200,000 copies, JM has become a renowned expert in small-scale, bio-intensive vegetable production.

JM’s mission is to promote the critical importance of human-scale regenerative agriculture in creating sustainable and resilient food systems. He achieves this goal by sharing his knowledge and expertise with thousands of farmers through the Market Gardener Institute. JM’s multifaceted roles range from CEO to technical specialist, mentor, and positive leader. Oh and we affectionately call him JM.

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Join the first cohort of our NEW online course!

The Flower Farm

Registrations are open until April 25th at 5pm, don’t wait to long!