Perennia celebrated its 20th year in operation in 2021-22. In 2001 we began working with farmers to help them with on-farm production issues. We then added quality and food safety specialists and our consulting mindset began to grow. Product development and commercialization services and seafood development work followed. And, then cannabis and now online applications.
We continue to have offices in Kentville and Bible Hill, but also now have many home-based team members across the province (and in other provinces) and the Centre of Marine Applied Research staff at the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship on the Dartmouth waterfront. This past year, we moved from the federal Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre in Kentville to a smaller, more collaborative and accessible space in Kentville and found a home for our new Plant Health Lab in the Innovation Pavilion at Acadia University. We also leased over 10 acres of land outside Kentville that we call ‘The Field House’ that has become our main space for applied crop research in addition to partnering with producers on specific trials.