Daniel Brisebois from Ferme Tourne-Sol, the farm highlighted in the article below, was the keynote speaker at last March’sEcological New Farmers Conference hosted by FarmStart and Everdale Environmental Learning Centre. One of the farmers from Tourne-Sol will hopefully return this winter to run another Crop Planning workshop – we’ll keep you updated!
FarmStart Farmers on CBC Radiotomorrow morning
Tune in to CBC Radio One 99.1 tomorrow morning between 8 and 8:30 am!
Join as CBC Host Karen Gordon speaks with 2 of our McVean Farmers regarding their thoughts and experiences in urban agriculture.
1. Hanna Jacobs of Matchbox Garden and […]
The recent explosion of immigrant populations in Ontario has had a tremendous effect on the demand for ethnic foods and produce. Opportunities have become available for farmers to increase their income by becoming involved in the production of ethno-cultural food. If farmers are able to capture this niche marketing opportunity there is […]
TheStar.com writer: KIM HONEY Apr 15, 2009 04:30 AM
Some GTA residents who buy a share in a farm this year will no longer have to sit back and take their kale, or any other vegetable they dislike, for that matter.
More and more Community Shared Agriculture or CSA farms are allowing their customers to […]
Diverse harvest for budding farmers
Immigrants learn basics of growing crops here; others benefit with fresh callaloo, okra, garlic
Nicole Baute, TORONTO STAR
Oct 13, 2008
Anan Lololi shows off rows of callaloo growing in a Brampton field. The plants are closely shorn, with leaves that look like spinach, but bigger.
“They call it […]
New farmers looking to ease themselves into the business will be able to take advantage of a specialized workshop debuting in Ontario later this year.
SUSAN MANN, Better Farming
FarmStart is planning to offer […]
From CBC’s The Sunday Edition, May 4, 2008:
Here’s one picture of a farmer: tough, weatherbeaten, pitchfork in hand, a bit grim, proud member of a vanishing breed. Here’s another picture of a farmer: Thirty years old, five foot two, fresh-faced, female, city-bred. Meet Tarrah Young, proud and very determined member of a NEW breed. […]
You can raise them in New York but not here: Toronto locovores are hoping to change that. You can raise them in New York but not here:
Toronto locovores are hoping to change that. Leslie Scrivener, The Toronto Star
Published: Sunday, May 4, 2008
It’s an […]
For a new generation of farmers, organic is the only way to grow Weed ’em and reap For a new generation of farmers,
organic is the only way to grow Catherine Lawson, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Sunday, April 13, 2008
Tarrah Young studied environmental […]
FarmStart Program Coordinator, Patrick Habamenshi, will be spending a lot of time at the CBC over the coming week. Patrick has an interview, a panel discussion, and a town hall speaking engagement scheduled over the next few days. Friends of FarmStart can tune in on Thursday and Friday at the following times to hear Patrick […]