About Louise Arbour
When I bought a home in 2004 in Terrebonne, PQ, I became very interested with everything related to horticulture, landscaping, growing flowers and vegetables. To this, I added collecting rainwater and composting and was also thinking of having a few chickens and maybe keeping a beehive in order to maximize my living space and make it environmentally friendly. With so many projects in mind, it took me some time and energy to prepare and learn the skills necessary to achieve my goals.
I spent a few years reading several books, visiting websites, participated in workshops and conferences on various topics such as food independence, sustainability, organic foods, permaculture, the treatment of animals on farms and factory farms, and heritage seeds that can reproduce and have more nutritional value. When the month of March arrives, I plant my garden seeds in containers and place them in a sunny area until they are ready to go into the garden.
By nature I am a hard worker and was never afraid to embrace new challenges and to try new projects. Having chickens in my yard was a dream since 1997 and my adventure with them is fascinating and full of happiness that I wish to share with you by making it accessible in both French and English and hoping that this web site will answer some of your questions and help you plan you project!
This is just the beginning of a changing paradigm of poultry returning to our culture. Even if you only employ chickens as bio-recyclers, turning trash into top soil, that would be a huge step forward towards feeding yourself…and your soils.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, a degree in radio-television animation by CFC and have several professional training courses in sales, I’ve always had a pass-time in the arts such as: writing a dairy for more than 12 years, I have been making Quilts since 1997,( running) doing my own home renovations, I enjoy gardening and cooking healthy meals, I have painted murals, I play the piano, and I also work for a large publishing company in the world of health sciences educational sector for which I am responsible for the province of Quebec.
About Louise Arbour