Once upon a time, in middle school science class, I remember learning about mutualism, in which two different organisms work and benefit one another. While there are many examples of mutualism, a very good example would be the well known “Three Sisters” companion planting.
Companion planting is a system based around […]
The new documentary To Make A Farm by filmmaker Steve Suderman is premiering at the Vancouver International Film Festival on October 7th and 8th. You can find details and see clips at http://tomakeafarm.ca/.
The documentary follows several new farmers, including Jeff Boesch and Leslie Moskovits from Cedar Down Farm and Tarrah […]
On October 6th we will go to the polls here in Ontario to choose our next provincial government. While I think this is a great time to encourage our MPs to make a clear commitment to helping a new generation of farmers across Ontario create successful and sustainable businesses, I also think we have a […]
Rare Breeds Canada (RBC) is an organization that’s been around since 1987 working to maintain differentiation within our livestock and food supply. The genetic diversity is important to keep the circle of life, the food chain, and the general balance of nature strong.
As an act of […]
From August 19th to the 29th I spent some time on Irvine Creek Organics Farm. I did a lot of learning on this adventure. When I was younger, I played a video game called Harvest Moon, and boy, did I enjoy it. It’s all repetition, planting, farming, harvesting and bonding with […]
REGISTER NOW at http://bringfoodhome.com/ for the “can’t miss” food conference of the year. Bring Food Home offers great opportunities for learning and networking for those engaged in building a more just and sustainable food system for Ontario.
And the first day of the conference includes a bunch of awesome
Farmer-to-Farmer Training workshops […]
The Organic Council of Ontario has completed 3 videos designed to help consumers understand what organic means.
The first video, “What is Organic Farming” is available through the link below. In the video Ted Zettel, Organic Farmer and Co-Founder of Organic Meadow Cooperative Dairy, introduces principles of organic farming in an easy to understand video. […]
An organic farmer since the 1980’s Ted Zettel has put to music what organic farming means to him.
Ted Zettel, his wife Christine, and their six children (ages 15 to 3) live near Chepstow, in Bruce County. There they farm 300 acres, and tend a herd of 30 Holsteins. Half their acres are in mixed […]