A little-known industry and an incomparable resource, horticultural peat has much to be celebrated for in terms of the benefits it provides to people and its responsible management.
To understand this unique industry, we’ve produced a series of 4 videos, each presenting a different aspect of the Canadian horticultural peat industry. The videos are available for you to watch and share on our YouTube channel. Enjoy your viewing!

Canadian Horticultural Peat 101 | VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE
Our first video invites you to take a tour of this unequalled horticultural material, essential to food security and people’s well-being, responsibly managed in Canada.

Responsible Production | VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE
How is horticultural peat production regulated? What’s the true scale of this industry? How does the Canadian industry stand out in terms of management? Find the answers to these questions and discover an unrivalled, responsibly managed resource.

Ecological Restoration | VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE
Over 9,500 hectares of peat extraction sites have been restored or reclaimed by the Canadian industry to date, representing nearly 70% of post-extraction peat surfaces. Plant communities recover in around 5 years, and the carbon sequestration function, within 15 years.

Scientific Research | VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE
Did you know that the Canadian peat industry has been supporting academic research and collaborating with scientific teams for over 30 years? The results are used to develop better resource management practices and identify avenues for improvement. A partnership that is part of our industry’s DNA.


This initiative was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie du Québec (MEIE) and the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA), as part of a project to raise the profile of the horticultural peat industry, coordinated by the Peat and Substrates Cluster of Excellence.