Healthy Land, Healthy People, Healthy Profits: Eco Farm Day 2015
Calling all current and future farmers in eastern Ontario and west Quebec! Eco-Farm Day 2015 is set to go on Saturday, February 28th, 8:30-4:30pm at the Ramada Inn in Cornwall, ON. Join us for a winter day full of food, friendship, and inspiration; a highlight of the season for organic (and organic-curious) famers and gardeners in the region!
The day is organized by volunteers of the Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outouais chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (COG). The focus is on practical techniques and management skills that work in our area. This year’s keynote address by Tony McQuail of Meeting Place Organic Farm focuses on holistic management for sustainable agriculture. Workshop topics include organic pasture management, beekeeping, pork production from farrow to finish, open pollinated field corn, small-scale organic certification, root cellars, organic medicinal herbs, and more – all with an emphasis on sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre.
Registration, including lunch, is $60 (before Feb 14) or $75 at the door, with a $10 discount for COG and Organic Meadows members. A sliding scale down to $25 is available for limited-income individuals.