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Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario conference Kingston

Resilient Agriculture: Our Soils, Our Systems, Ourselves November 30 - December 1 Kingston, ON Join over 300 ecological growers and supporters from across Ontario and beyond for an incredible three days packed full of practical farmer training, networking opportunities, and celebration. We are thrilled to be hosting several seed-focused workshops at this fantastic event, including sessions on organic plant breeding from Jodi Lew-Smith (High Mowing Organic Seeds) and seed contract growing from Nikos Kavanya (FedCo Seeds). A draft program illustrating this year’s theme Resilient Agriculture: Our Soils, Our Systems,... >

Farms at Work Farm Business Planning Course Peterborough

The Farms at Work Farm Business Planning Program is a tailored workshop series designed to guide participants in turning their farm business vision into a concrete business plan - including production, marketing, human resources, financial planning and projections.FAW has teamed up with other organizations and experts to provide a wide range of supports all in one place, saving participants time and money.Participants will benefit from:Guidance from a certified accountant who is a seasoned member of the Canadian Association of Farm AdvisorsPresentations and opportunities to network with a range of other agricultural and business expertsOn-site information and feedback from potential lenders and granting... >

Engaging Young Farmers and Youth in Agriculture

Agriculture Canada Facebook Live eventFriday, November 2510:00 -11:00 AST (9:00-10:00 Toronto time)If you’re a farmer or are interested in agriculture and between the ages of 18-39, be sure to join our upcoming Facebook Live event. Minister MacAulay, along with a panel of youth in agriculture from Atlantic Canada, will talk about their experience in the sector, programs and services for new and young farmers, and future policies and programs for the sector. >

TUG Networking Meeting

TUG's next Networking Meeting is Tuesday, November 22 Scadding Court Community CentreThere's lots to choose from this meeting, join us for whatever you can.Actions for urban agriculture: The Toronto Food Policy Council recently hosted a lively conversation about priorities for the City to advance urban agriculture, but we just got started! On the 22nd we'll break into groups to discuss the most important actions the City can take. For background info, see the recommendations on page 21-22 of the GrowTO... >

Everdale's Farm Planner Course

We are taking registrations for the 2016/2017 course!  Please get in touch with the course facilitator (david.alexander@everdale.org) to sign up.  $675 for SEVEN full-day sessions.  That’s only $95/session.  Get cost sharing to cut the tuition to under $350 for the whole course!Each full-day session will:Take you one step closer to having a complete plan.Feature farm speakers and other experts sharing their experiences as well as providing you with advice and guidance.Have sections of formal instruction, group discussion, time to work on your plan, and networking... >

Toronto Seed Library AGM

The Seed Library Commons (TSLC) is a registered non-profit organization that was founded to provide financial and other types of support for the programs and projects of the Toronto Seed Library and eventually, for seed libraries throughout Southern Ontario. ***Event Details*** The AGM will be held on Monday, November 14th, 2016 at St. Stephen-in-the-Fields church (103 Bellevue Ave.). This event will run from 6-830 pm  The schedule for the evening is as follows: 6 to 6:15- Member Registration, mingling (coffee, tea and light refreshment will bee provided) 6:15 to 7:15- Seedy Business... >

Fall Food Justice - Fire Side Chat Community Talkshow

Presented by Toronto Black Farmers CollectiveAre you feeling more "clean food" secure this Summer and Fall? If so, how? What did you do differently?Have you started preserving veggies as yet?If you are able, will you support a food insecure individual or family you know to be ready for Winter? If so, how do you plan to do that?What are the most costly part of the process for you?Final Question: What final thoughts do you want to leave with our decision makers about how you are feeling about food insecurity? November 4, 2016 6:30-7:30 PMDownsview Parc - Keele Street & Sheppard Avenue WestDownsview Community Hub70... >