City Hosts Ecological Farmers Conference this Week

Published on: 2016/11/28 - in News

The Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference is set to take place in Kingston this week, from November 30 to December 2.

More than 200 attendees from across the province and beyond are expected for the event, that will include farmer training, network and community building, and celebration.

Participants will also have the chance to discuss issues that are important to the Ontario ecological agricultural community.

The event will feature over 30 intermediate and advanced level workshops, including Farm-Scale Composting, Grass-fed Lam Production, Low-till Vegetables and Field Crops, Wash Station Design, Mob Grazing, and Local Food Infrastructure.

There will be 2 keynote presentations by Jeff Moyer, Executive Directer of the Rodale Institute, and Paula Anderson, Peterborough-area farmer and educator.

The conference has arranged for tours of Two Rivers Food Hub and Patchwork Gardens, and there will also be a 2-day Trade Show with over 25 exhibitors.

This event is presented by the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario in partnership with the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network, the National Farmers Union – Ontario, Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa – St Lawrence – Outaouais Chapter, Everdale, and the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security.

To learn more about the conference, visit the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario webpage.

Logo source: Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario