Reminder – GYFP is Providing Increased Funding for New Farmers to Access Training!
Are there certain courses and workshops that you’d like to take this spring or later this year to develop your farm skills? Did you know that there is funding available that could help you cover tuition, textbooks and travel costs?
While the soil and other life are resting at the McVean Farm, there is still work to be done. Winter is the time for planning, and most farmers have by now completed a farm plan and started ordering seeds.
Shabaka from Afri-Can Food Basket and myself have also been braving the cold temperatures […]
From chef Dan Barber’s presentation on ecological aquaculture (“How I Fell in Love with a Fish”) to Britta Riley’s Window Farms Project, which digs into ideas of collaborative innovation (or what she calls R&D-I-Y), this past weekend’s TEDx Manhattan conference all about Changing the Way We Eat was full of ideas worth sharing about changing the […]
After a whirlwind weekend at the Guelph Organic Conference, a couple of us at FarmStart attended the 20th Annual PASA Farming for the Future Conference that took place in State College Pennsylvania from February 2nd to 5th. PASA stands for the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture. Similar to our
Canada’s most comprehensive annual report on the challenges facing migrant farm workers has been released by United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Canada and the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA). It confirms that abuse and exploitation of migrant farm workers are rampant in Canada’s agriculture industry.
For more than two decades UFCW Canada has been a […]
FarmStart is collaborating with Hearts Content Organic Farmstead to establish an incubator farm in the Hamilton region. Hearts Content is a 50-acre farm situated between Brantford and Ancaster with easy access from Hwy 403. The 2011 season […]
This week the Canadian Farm Business Management Council website features an article on FarmStart. The article highlights how FarmStart provides mentorship, training and community for new farmers as well as opportunities through FarmLINK.net.
By EduTransfer Design Associates and Haywire Creative
January 31, 2011