Summary of Fees

We acknowledge that the lands on which we gather, plant, harvest, and share knowledge and resources are the homelands of the Innu and Inuit of Labrador, and we recognize their ancestral and continued ties to these lands and waters.

Description

Fees

Notes

Land

Annual use of the Pye Centre’s designated research plots for community farm-based projects.

$2,000 per half-acre (or $1.00 per square metre)*

Research projects that allow for the harvest of crops that can be sold at the Pye Centre’s community market (e.g. variety trials and amendment studies) may qualify for lower fees upon consultation with the Pye Centre.

Equipment Rentals

Farm equipment is available to rent by anyone working on a community farm-based research project. All equipment will be operated by Pye Centre staff with the necessary insurance and training.

$50/hour

In cases where renters are able to provide proof of insurance and training to use the equipment, special arrangements can made directly with the Pye Centre.

Operations & Supplies

Direct support provided by Pye Centre staff to assist with field preparation and maintenance; receiving and organizing bulk supply shipments; help with any planting, monitoring, irrigating, and harvesting needs.

$50/hour

By special arrangement, projects that require more intensive and/or regular support – such as a half-day per week or more – may qualify for lower rates.

Research Support & Monitoring

Services offered by trained Pye Centre staff to assist with data collection and/or operation of data collection equipment.

$50/hour

By special arrangement, projects that require more intensive and/or regular support – such as a half-day per week or more – may qualify for lower rates.

Additional Resources

Additional resources are available to support research at the Pye Centre, including storage, irrigation, and processing space.

Included in land use fees

* If this fee is a barrier, please contact the Pye Centre to discuss alternative arrangements: pyecentre@mun.ca.


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