Eco Farm Day 2015

Eco Farm Day 2015

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Canadian Organic Growers (COG) – Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter

Timeline for Completion: February 28, 2015 Annual Event

Objective:

Healthy Land, Healthy People, Healthy Profits

Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter presents the 31st Eco Farm Day; in partnership with Organic Meadow and the Bauta Initiative on Seed Security.

A winter day full of food, friendship and inspiration – it’s Eco Farm Day 2015 and it’s a highlight of the season for organic (and organic-curious) farmers and gardeners in eastern Ontario and western Quebec. You’ll start the day at the keynote presentation, Healthy Land, Healthy People, Healthy Profits: Holistic Management for Sustainable Agriculture, delivered by Tony McQuail and continue with interactive workshops, break for a feast of local foods, and have plenty of opportunity to visit with old friends and new, as well as investigate the products and services of the exhibitors and sponsors at our trade show.

Join us on Saturday, February 28, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Ramada Inn in Cornwall. 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. Workshop topics include beekeeping, pork production – adding breed stock, open pollinated field corn, small-scale organic certification, root cellars, 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.

Other workshops will cover topics such as (but not limited to):
. Impacts of sustainable agriculture and conservation tillage on soil and water quality
. Proposed alternative organic certification models for small-scale farmers
. Crop rotations, cover crops and weed management in organic field crop management
. Organic pasture management to optimize both animal health and farm profits
. Technical aspects of root cellars for extending fruit/vegetable market season
. Incorporating breeding stock as a part of your farms’ organic pork production
. Growing and adapting open pollinated corn varieties for organic farm conditions
. Aspects of organic vineyard production in the Outaouais region.
. Growing and marketing organic medicinal herbs in the Outaouais region
. Value added products from goat and sheep milk
. Techniques for organic beehive management

Summary:

Get more information and updates at ecofarmday.ca, at facebook.com/cogosochapter, at https://twitter.com/ecofarmday
phone: leave a message at 613-244-4000 ×4
e-mail: ecofarmday@cog.ca.


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January 25, 2015 at 1:03 pm

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