The environment in our daily operations
In order to allow the growth and abundant fruiting of our fig and raspberry trees, three fully automated, state-of-the-art greenhouses have been built in the valley since 2019. With the greatest respect for nature and its resources in mind, every detail has been thought out in terms of efficiency and sustainability.
Built on heated concrete slabs with also heated concrete walls, our greenhouses are energy efficient by allowing energy recovery as well as the recovery of rainwater and melting snow for watering With our climate control management system powered by electricity produced directly in the valley, each parameter of the greenhouses is controlled and optimized for the cultivation of fresh figs: temperature, humidity, irrigation, fertilization, ventilation, and lighting.
Biomass, a clean and local source of energy
Our greenhouses are heated with residual forest biomass through pellet furnaces. This fuel is made in Quebec from unused forest residues and can replace fossil fuels. Considered carbon neutral and reusing wood waste, forest biomass therefore has a positive impact on the environment.
Rainwater and melting snow is collected for watering the plants.
Pellets come from a renewable source: the forest.
Automating greenhouse settings allows us to spend more time with our families.
The two micro hydropower station in the valley provide us with green energy.