THANKS TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED IN ACORN’S 3rd BEGINNER FARMER SYMPOSIUM + MIXER on August 19th, 2013!
To view photos from the busy day, please see here.
Please view the official SCHEDULE, WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS, and SPEAKER BIOS here!
Workshop Notes: The Quest To Finding Farmland with Jeff Schnurr, Community Forests International; Severine von Tscharner Fleming, The Greenhorns; Mark Bernard, Barnyard Organics; Shannon Jones, Broadfork Farm – Slides
Full Circle Farming: Integrating Livestock Into A Mixed Vegetable Operation with Tim Livingstone, Strawberry Hill Farm – Slides
The Vision and Mission of The Greenhorns with Severine von Tscharner Fleming, The Greenhorns
Farmers Markets, CSAs and More: Marketing Considerations for Organic Producers and Processors with Rowena Hopkins, Jitterbug Sodas – Slides
The Basics of Farm Tools and Infrastructure: From Seeding to Harvest with Bryan Dyck, Broadfork Farm; Alyson Chisholm, Windy Hill Farm; Tim Livingstone, Strawberry Hill Farm – Alyson’s Slides _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*This event is a primary fundraiser to support the future of the Grow A Farmer Apprenticeship and Mentorship Programs, offering comprehensive curriculum-guided farm-based education; farmer-to-farmer mentorship and community building activities for new entrant organic and transitioning farmers in Atlantic Canada. For full details, please visit http://www.growafarmer.ca/about/