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
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
le francais suit…. SAVE THE DATE & SPREAD THE WORD! The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 3rd Beginner Farmer Symposium & Mixer, taking place Monday, August 18th, 2014, at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick–a fundraiser event supporting the future and success of local organic agriculture! Building on the great success of our previous Symposiums, drawing hundreds of farmers from throughout Eastern Canada, we are thrilled to once again showcase another busy day of workshops, panel discussions and prime networking opportunities for new, aspiring and experienced growers across the region. This year, … Continue reading August 18th – REGISTER NOW for ACORN’S 3rd Beginner Farmer Symposium + Mixer
The Grow A Farmer Learning Series and Broadfork Farm present a workshop designed to teach participants the basics of how to put up your own Caterpillar Tunnels (i.e. inexpensive hoophouses)! The farmers at Broadfork Farm have been happily using their caterpillar tunnels for four years now but have made a few refinements along the way. Learn how to use this innovative strategy to extend your growing season! This hands-on opportunity will teach others the step by step process of how to construct and use caterpillar tunnels; key considerations; sourcing materials; costs and more! As all participants will take part in constructing four tunnels, … Continue reading May 4: Extend Your Growing Season with Caterpillar Tunnels at Broadfork Farm!
APPLY NOW! The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN)’s Grow A Farmer Apprenticeship Program is now accepting applications for the 2014 season. “Collaborating with a diverse team of ten long-standing, certified-organic ‘host-farms’, this curriculum-guided, farm-based program offers 6-month intensive placements–from May to October–for people who are pursuing a career in organic agriculture,” states Lucia Stephen, Program Coordinator. Offering a dynamic mix of knowledge, skills, and community connections, the 2014 program will provide aspiring agrarians with a unique combination of field learning and “classroom” work. Whether on or off the farm, teachings will explore both the practical and the more theoretical … Continue reading ACORN’s “Organic Farm School” Now Accepting 2014 Applications