Eco Farm Days returns to CornwallFebruary 23, 2018
Eco Farm Days will sprout in Cornwall on Februray 24-25 at the Ramada Hotel.
The two-day conference is the premier annual organic event where farmers, market gardeners and related businesses in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec meet to discuss successful organic farming techniques.
“Demand for organic products in Canada far outstrips the capacity of present farm operations to produce,” says Gary Weinhold, Eco Farm Day Chair. “Two things need to happen: today’s organic farmers need to grow their operation and new farmers need support to step up to organic production. Eco Farm Days presents an excellent opportunity to learn more.”
The theme of this year’s Eco Farm Days is Adaptation. Some of the ideas to be explored include:
- How can farmers adapt to a changing climate?
- How do plant nutrient needs change over time?
- Breeding new plant varieties for your farm
- Exploring better ways to feed your animals and more!
The conference kicks off Saturday morning with a keynote presentation on Farming for Resilience by Mary-Howell and Klaas Martens from Lakeview Organic Grains. Attendees can then choose from several seminars and workshops throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as attend a concurrent tradeshow of approximately 30 exhibitors.
Simultaneous translation into French will be provided for selected presentations.
Eco Farm Day costs are covered by admission fees and sponsors. You can learn more by visiting the Eco Farm Day website.
With an average attendance of about 300, Eco-Farm Days is now the largest annual organic event held in Eastern Ontario. It has evolved significantly over the past 12 years that it has been held in Cornwall.
Eco Farm Day is presented by COG-OSO, the Ottawa-St. Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter of Canadian Organic Growers. You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!
Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at email@example.com to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 933-0074. You can also stop by our Visitor Information Centre at 100 Water Street East (inside the Civic Complex).
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Article by Bob Peters
Photo by Barbara Koch