Growing Food in the City – Urban Rooftop Farm in Downtown Toronto

>>ARLENE: we are at a quarter-acre rooftop farm at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. We produce ten thousand pounds of food each year that goes to the farmers’ market and to our CSA customers and it’s distributed to the food room as well which is where students can get food for free. When we started […]

Forest Genomics

What can genomics do for Canada’s forestry sector? By studying the DNA of trees, pests and other organisms, forest genomics can enable the growth of healthy, productive and sustainable forests. So how could it be used in Canada? One, Tree Breeding. Breeders can now accurately identify trees that grow faster, have higher wood quality and […]

80 million pounds of blueberries all from one farm | We Are The Best

– I’m in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, in Quebec. Canada is the largest producer and exporter of wild blueberries in the world. Every year, we produce over 200-million pounds of them. And they’re so good that famous brands, like French company Bonne Maman, makes their wild-blueberry preserves with our blueberries. ♪♪♪ Jean-Pierre, we are right in the harvest […]

The Winter Greenhouse, grow in -40’C (2020)

Imagine taking the heat from the sun in the summer, storing it, and then using it to heat a greenhouse in the winter! Heating a greenhouse costs so much in Canada in the winter that it’s cheaper to truck food in from 1000’s of miles away. Trucked in food is chemically ripened and tastes horrible. […]

Gorgeous Black Cross Laminated Timber Cottage by Kariouk

Gorgeous Black Cross Laminated Timber Cottage by Kariouk

Forest schools and risky play | Marlene Power

In the beginning this was viewed as like alternative, or it was like this model that like was over here, and I don’t think that’s the case, I think all children should have an opportunity to play and learn in nature welcome to my office This is a great office! I love what you’ve done […]

First Nations Negotiator Honors Ancestors by Protecting Boreal Forest

This is my home land. This is where my ancestors have always lived. I know the land well. I know where I need to go to get what I need. I never feel out of place here. This is where I have a sense of responsibility and a role to play here. The land is […]

Fire and the Boreal Forest of Terra Nova National Park

My name is Laura Collier. I’m a Resource Management Officer here in Terra Nova National Park. Laura: My role under the direction of the ecologist is to oversee the monitoring programs. I focus on logistics and implementation of monitoring, as well as supervising our technical staff and our monitoring students. but we also have about […]

RADARSAT Constellation Mission: Agricultural Science from Space

Canada has a rich legacy in space-based monitoring. It was 1995 with the launch of RADARSAT-1; 2007 with the launch of RADARSAT-2, and in June 2019, all things being good, we’re going to see the launch of the RCM mission. And what we’re going to see is that three satellites are going to be put […]