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The Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems

The Pye Centre is a hub for community-led and Northern-focused food systems research, education, community connections, production, and distribution in Labrador.

Aerial footage of the Pye Centre farm property, captured via drone by Bird’s Eye Inc., Fall 2019.

Recent Posts

An Update On Peas

Peas are so much fun to grow and are super beneficial to people, animals, and soil alike. This season, we’ve dedicated approximately 3 acres on the Pye Centre farm property to growing peas as a cover crop in an effort to enhance a large section of our market garden soil.

Ren Simms: “I enjoy getting my hands dirty”

With a beautifully divided garden and a great greenhouse for corn, Ren Simms is able to grow all the staple Newfoundland and Labrador crops and more. He has been gardening for over 20 years, and enjoys sharing his delicious produce with friends and family, especially his grandchildren when they come and visit. In fact, Ren gives away a lot of what he grows.

Community Farm-Based Research

We are committed to fostering an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the Pye Centre, and supporting a variety of research projects that meet community interests, needs, and priorities.