Blog Category: Ontario

February 25-26: CORNWALL, ON – 33rd Annual Farmers Conference Eco Farm Day

Posted by Moss Dance on February 03, 2017

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The 33rd annual Eco Farm Day is organized by volunteers of the Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (COG OSO). The focus is on practical techniques and management skills that work in our area, with an emphasis on sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre. As a highlight event of the season for organic (and organic curious) farmers, each year brings new opportunities for learning and building new connections. This year’s theme is The 3 R’s for Organic Agriculture: Restorative, Responsible Resilient. To fit the theme, we have aptly invited as keynote speaker world renown permaculture educator Mark … Continue reading February 25-26: CORNWALL, ON – 33rd Annual Farmers Conference Eco Farm Day

INTERNSHIPS: CRAFT Ontario’s Ecological Farming Opportunities

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 20, 2017

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CRAFT ONTARIO FARM INTERNSHIP POSITIONS AVAILABLE! Position: Ecological Farm Internships Organization: CRAFT South Western Ontario Locations: across Southwestern Ontario / near Guelph, Kitchener, London, and more. If you’re ready for a full, hands-on experience that will immerse you in ecological farming then you’ve come to the right place. CRAFT South West Ontario is your gateway to a farm internship experience that will change your life. Whether your dream is to have your own organic farm one day or you just want to learn some food-growing and hands-on skills that can be applied in other parts of your life, a farming … Continue reading INTERNSHIPS: CRAFT Ontario’s Ecological Farming Opportunities

CORNWALL, ON: Eco Farm Day with Mark Shepard | Feb 25-26

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 18, 2017 2 Comments

COGS presents Eco Farm Day with Mark Shepard

The 3 Rs of Organic Agriculture: Restorative, Responsible, Resilient Keynote: March Shepard of New Forest Farm and author of Restorative Agriculture: Real World Permaculture for Farmers The 33rd annual Eco Farm Day is coming on February 25-26, 2017 at the Ramada Inn in Cornwall. The day is organized by volunteers of the Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (COG OSO). The focus is on practical techniques and management skills that work in our area, with an emphasis on sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre. As a highlight event of the season for organic (and organic curious) farmers, … Continue reading CORNWALL, ON: Eco Farm Day with Mark Shepard | Feb 25-26

Dec 7: Celebrating Canada’s Seed Innovators Webinar

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 01, 2016

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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

Grant Opportunity for Farmers Interested in Ecological Seed Production

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 18, 2016

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photo by Sara Dent.  The BAUTA Family Seed Security Initiative is offering grants to farmers interested in building their capacity and understanding of seed production through their Seed Training Support Grant.  Growers can apply for up to $500 to attend the following training events on ecological seed production. These events offer intermediate to advanced training on growing vegetable seeds and field crops. Eligible costs include travel expenses and registration fees. Kneading Conference: Skowhegan, Maine – July 28, 29, 2016 Seed Savers Exchange Annual Conference & Campout: Decorah, Iowa – Jul. 15-17, 2016 NOVIC 2-day Plant Breeding Intensive: Pablo, Montana – Sept. … Continue reading Grant Opportunity for Farmers Interested in Ecological Seed Production

#foodandlabour 1/3: Ecological Farming with Interns and Volunteers in Ontario

Posted by Moss Dance on May 17, 2016

Farming through Interns and Volunteers

By Michael Ekers and Charles Levkoe Originally published by Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario in Ecological Farming in Ontario, Volume 36, Issue 5. There are increasing numbers of interns, apprentices and volunteers working on small- and medium sized ecological farms across Ontario, but also across North America and Europe.  More and more, farmers are looking to young people seeking farm experiences as a way to train the next generation of farmers and meet the labour demands of their operations.  As readers will surely know, interns often exchange their labour for room and board, a stipend and importantly, training in organic, … Continue reading #foodandlabour 1/3: Ecological Farming with Interns and Volunteers in Ontario

JOB: FT Organic Farm Vegetable Production Assistant, Our Little Farm, QC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 25, 2016

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Employer: Our Little Farm / www.ourlittlefarm.ca Location: Lochaber-Partie-Ouest (Outaouais), Quebec (about 40 min. from Ottawa) Job Description: Ever thought about being a farmer? Here’s a job that will help you gain valuable experience on a farm. Under the supervision of the farmer and the production manager, you will help us produce over 35 different types of organic vegetables and participate in many aspects of running a farm, such as: Harvest: picking, washing and packing vegetables for our CSA boxes. Greenhouse: preparation of seeding mix, seeding and potting up. Field: transplanting, weeding, pruning, irrigation and pest control. Machinery Operation: Tractor and … Continue reading JOB: FT Organic Farm Vegetable Production Assistant, Our Little Farm, QC

The Farm Viability Series: Winter Webinars for Farm Business

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 23, 2015

Farm Business Webinars for Canadian New Farmers

Do you know what’s making money on your farm? Are you thinking about trying a new marketing strategy or crop? Are you asking yourself if you can farm the way you want – and be financially viable? FarmStart’s Farm Viability Series is a chance to dig deeper into financial tools for evaluating and improving your current or future farm business. The series of 4 webinars, in partnership with NORDIK Institute and AMI, explores financial literacy, setting prices, managing debt and accessing land. COST: $25 each OR save when you register for all 4 webinars – $70; If you are near Guelph or … Continue reading The Farm Viability Series: Winter Webinars for Farm Business

OCTOBER 24 & 25: Growing a Permaculture Orchard, Kingston & Guelph, ON

Posted by Kristen Nammour on October 15, 2015

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Interested in Growing a Permaculture Orchard for farmers, communities, and pollinators? Join the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario in collaboration with Young Agrarians for two half-day workshops by Stefan Sobkowiak. Workshops will be held in Kingston & Guelph, ON. Join Stefan for this unique opportunity to learn about: Permaculture orchard design Variety selection and pest management Tools and equipment Profitability and economics Benefits to pollinators REGISTER ONLINE NOW! KINGSTON DATE: Saturday, October 24, 2015 | 1:00-4:30pm LOCATION: Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Wilson Room 130 Johnson St, Kingston, ON Join & Share this event on Facebook! GUELPH DATE: Sunday, October 25, 2015 | 1:00-4:30pm LOCATION: Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk St, Guelph, ON … Continue reading OCTOBER 24 & 25: Growing a Permaculture Orchard, Kingston & Guelph, ON