Job Opportunity: Executive Director at the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network Since 2000, ACORN has been Atlantic Canada’s key organization for information on organic agriculture and eating organics. From seed to farmer to consumer, ACORN’s talented and dedicated team works to support a unified and effective organic sector throughout the region. ACORN is currently recruiting for a new Executive Director, who will be responsible for leading the organization according to the strategic direction set by our Board of Directors. This is a permanent, full-time career opportunity, based out of Sackville, NB. Who should apply? You are an energetic, focused, and … Continue reading JOB: Sackville, NB – ACORN Executive Director
photo by greenkeepers.ca This is the 4th and final webinar of the 2016 season hosted by the BAUTA Initiative – time to celebrate! Please join us to hear from seed leaders in three regions of Canada. They’ll talk about their diverse and forward thinking seed initiatives that are advancing ecological seed and regional seed systems across the country. We’ll hear from Sarah Hargreaves (Ecological Farming Association of Ontario) on “farmer-led research”; Teprine Baldo & Stephen McComber (organizers of Strawberry Moon and Crow Moon Festivals, and owners of Fire Council Farms) on “seed for the community”; and Mel Sylvestre (BC Seed … Continue reading Dec 7: Celebrating Canada’s Seed Innovators Webinar
Want to learn more about organic agriculture on the East Coast of Canada? Registration is now open for the 2016 ACORN Conference & Trade Show. SEEDS OF CHANGE: CHANGING CLIMATE, CHANGING AGRICULTURE Join the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) in Moncton, New Brunswick, on November 28–30 for the annual ACORN Conference & Trade Show! ACORN’s conference is a fun, three-day event that brings together organic and sustainable farmers, processors and businesses from across Atlantic Canada and beyond. To learn more about the workshops and events that will be offered, visit the Conference Program. To ensure your spot at this year’s exciting … Continue reading Seeds of Change: The 2016 ACORN Conference
It’s that time again—after an incredible visit to Wysmykal Farm in May, the Farm Apprentices and Workers Network is heading North to New Brunswick!
Friendly soil-diggers! Friends of soil-diggers! Are you working on a farm this summer as an apprentice or fieldworker? FAWN creates bonds of fellowship and support for aspiring farmers, farm apprentices, and farm workers, as well as a platform for exchanging knowledge and opportunities. We do this through the magic of work-parties and really good cake. It was started out of the recognition that, while the Maritimes have an incredible network of support for beginning and veteran farmers, it’s more difficult for those of us who aren’t yet farming to get access to the same network—hence, a dedicated platform. How does … Continue reading Maritime Agrarians: Join The Farm Apprentices and Workers Network!
Holdanca Farms (http://www.holdanca.ca) is a family farm under the direction and management of John Duynisveld. We raise grass-finished beef, lamb & pastured pork and poultry with a focus on long-term pasture productivity and animal health & welfare. The farm includes ~300 acres of pasture, plus woodlands. In 2016, we’ll raise ~5000 pastured chickens, ~800 pastured turkeys, the piglets from four sows (~70 pigs), multiple herds of cattle (cows, calves, and finishing beeves), 50 ewes and their lambs. We’re on the cutting edge of pasture management, employing Holistic Management, high density mob grazing, and careful observation to build soil and pasture … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Holdanca Farms, Wallace Bay, Nova Scotia
The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) will be hosting its 15th Annual Celebratory Conference and Trade Show from November 23rd-25th, 2015, at the Delta Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PEI. The conference is an exciting, three-day event, that brings together organic farmers, processors, and businesses from across the region. Over 50 workshops will highlight Atlantic Canada’s diverse agricultural community, including: A Soil Symposium celebrating 2015 International Year of the Soils, featuring Rodale Institutes’s Jeff Moyer; A dedicated Farmer’s Market Stream in partnership with Farmer’s Markets of Nova Scotia and the Charlottetown Market; A range of workshops on Horticulture, Livestock, … Continue reading Soil Matters: Register for the Largest Organic Conference in Atlantic Canada
Calling all Maritime farm apprentices, farm workers and farming enthusiasts! Do you have a specific farm-related skill or area of knowledge you want to share with the world? Of course you do. Here is your chance to do so! This year’s Tatamagouche Free School will feature – along with amazing local food, wonderful people, music and much more – a series of farming-focused workshops taught by YOU! FAWN is collaborating with the folks at Radical Imagination to organize these workshops but we need your ideas and knowledge to make it happen. If you want to teach a farming-focused workshop at … Continue reading August 27-31: Farm Knowledge-Sharing at the Tatamagouche Free School!
The Farm Apprentices and Workers Network is pleased to announce its third apprentice/worker mixer/potluck/wonderment on 25 July (Saturday), at the Open Sky Co-Operative in Sackville, NB! Where: Open Sky Co-Op, Sackville, NB (Map) When: Saturday July 25, from 11:00 – 16:00ish (Facebook event) What: A tour, a help-out, and a potluck lunch! What to bring: Work clothes (for working), delish food (for potlucking), and perhaps a bathing suit (for canoe-paddling!). Fabulous farmer Norm Hunter, program coordinator for the Open Sky Co-Operative, will take us around the farm’s systems and delve into the Co-Op’s relationship with social entreprise, mental health work, … Continue reading JULY 25: FAWN Meetup – Open Sky Co-Op, Sackville, NB
The Farm Apprentices and Worker’s Network (FAWN) invites all interested and interesting parties to its second monthly meetup on June 21 at Abundant Acres Farm! What: Hoophouse Hoedown, Potluck, and Farm Tour (Facebook event!) When: June 21, 2015 (Sunday), 11:00-15:00 Where: Abundant Acres Farm, 182 Red Bank Road, Centre Burlington, Nova Scotia (Map) What you should bring: Food (for the potluck), work clothes (for the workshop), some strong arms (for high-fiving), and some good old-fashioned farmin’ enthusiasm! Come together with farming apprentices, workers, and enthusiasts for a grand day of socializing and good work! Master farmers David and Jen Greenberg, … Continue reading Nova Scotia June 21: FAWN Apprentice Meetup – Abundant Acres Farm