The third biennial ECOSGN (Eastern Canadian Organic Seed Growers Network) Seed Conference is coming!
This year ECOSGN has teamed up with ACORN (the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network) to have the ECOSGN conference at the ACORN fall conference.
Where: Moncton, NB at the Delta Beauséjour
When: November 28–30, 2016
How to register: Click here to register before November 18
This is a bilingual event with sessions in English translated to French and sessions in French translated in English
Pre-conference seed kick-off
Day 1 Seed Perspective Plenary
Day 1 sessions
I’ll be speaking on day 1 about Cover Crops & Rotations in Seed Production.
Day 2 sessions
Day 3 seed swap
The Rest of The Conference Will Also Be Awesome
In addition to the the seed stream, there are 3 other farming streams on Day 1 & 2. And on day 3, though there are no seed streams (beyond a seed swap) there are still 4 farming streams. Here’s the program for the whole ACORN conference
Emily will also be speaking at the conference in the following sessions: Post Harvest Handling at Tourne-sol Farm & Opening Plenary: The Changing Face of Farming
Go And Register!
You can register here The deadline to register is November 18.
Below is the official information for 6 webinars broadcast from OSA’s Organic Seed Growers Conference.
I am one of the speakers in Seed Economics: How to Make Growing and Selling Seed More Profitable.
If you’re interested in listening, make sure to register for the webinars!
The Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) is hosting their 8th biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference
in Corvallis Program from February 4 – 6, 2016
. While there is a great contingency of BC and Canadian growers attending the 2016 conference not everybody can make the trip.
We are happy to announce that OSA, in partnership with eOrganic, will be offering a number of the conference workshops via webinar!
You can register for the webinars here.
Below is a quick list of the webinar topics and times and you can find a more detailed list here.
- Seed Economics: How to Make Growing and Selling Seed More Profitable
- Friday, February 5th, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific
- Seed Equipment: On-farm Innovations
- Friday, February 5th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM Pacific
- Vegetable Breeding Research Updates
- Friday, February 5th, 3:30 – 5:00 PM Pacific
- Organic Cover Crop Seed Production
- Saturday, February 6th, 9:00 – 10:30 AM Pacific
- Vegetable Seed Production: Scaling up
- Saturday, February 6th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM Pacific
- Managing Seed Borne Disease: Brassica Black Leg and Implications for Organic Seed Producers and Industry
- Saturday, February 6th, 3:30 – 5:00 PM Pacific
I’m excited to be part of a seed webinar this afternoon at 4PM Eastern. I’ll be talking about how we approach selecting seed plants on our farm. I’ve got some pictures lined up!
If you’re interested in listening in all the details are below. (Or you can just register here: http://rsvp.momentumconferencing.com/RSVP/event/1243) There is no fee to participate.
“The People’s Choice” Webinar: Seed Questions across Canada!
Hosted by: The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, FROM 4:00 PM TO 5:30 PM ET
Designed according to feedback collected from across Canada, the webinar will start with a presentation on “On-farm Roguing, Selection, and Adaptation” by Dan Brisebois of Tourne-Sol Farm (QC). Part 2 of the webinar will feature a seed panel of experts from across the country who will address YOUR most important questions about seed. The panel will speak to both pre-submitted questions and live questions from webinar participants. Please come prepared to engage!
You can get more info and register here: http://rsvp.momentumconferencing.com/RSVP/event/1243
This weekend is the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue garlic festival.
I’m always excited about the festival but I’m extra excited for this one because we’ve got two new workshops on the slate.
One of those workshops is all about Black Garlic with Andrew Craig from Major Craig’s. What is Black Garlic? Well come on out to the workshop to find out!
The second new workshop is a garlic tasting I’m leading. During the session I will introduce and describe a number of different garlic horticultural groups. We will sample 4 groups raw and 3 groups roasted. I’ve chosen groups that are quite distinct one from the other to really highlight the differences.
You can get all the details about the festival here: http://steannegarlicfestival.wordpress.com/ or on Facebook
If you plan on coming and want to invite your friends, you can share our Facebook event.
Now I’ve got to get back to my garlic toothbrush and keep cleaning!
A lot of things try to chomp, munch, consume, and destroy our crops. Before you can figure out what to do, it’s good to know what the problem is!
My favorite reference on the subject is Diseases and Pests of Vegetable Crops in Canada, which is available as a print book. But it is also now available online for free! You can find it here.
Even though Canada is in the title, most of these diseases and pests do not respect the borders! This book is great for all veggie growers.
I hope your summers are going well, and that you don’t need this kind of book too much.