The demographics in the GTA have been changing enormously. About half the population of the GTA is born outside of Canada. As a result, the types of foods that people are consuming are also changing. Vegetables like bitter melon, okra and callaloo are some of the vegetables that ethnic populations consume on a regular basis. […]
There other roads to a sustainable and productive agriculture future (that are different than those we are going down with the biotech industry)
Last week I had the chance to present to the Federal Standing Committee on Agriculture – as part of their study on Biotechnology – in the wake of the fall of Bill […]
While agriculture is facing unprecedented economic and environmental challenges, there are organizations and individuals working to engage farmers in strategies that creatively turn these challenges into opportunities. In 2009 FarmStart took the lead in bringing many of these organizations in Guelph and surrounding area together with the hope […]
Please join us in Brampton at FarmStart’s McVean Farm Grand Opening this coming Sunday!
We are also still looking for a few more volunteers for the event on Sunday for general help, face-painting, etc. If you would be interested […]
The Spring 2008 Ready to Farm? Business Development Course concluded last Tuesday night with a celebratory supper of local delicacies. Ten future farmers – Alvin, Jason M., Jason H., Miguel, Valeria, Graham, Jake, Cheng, Tim and Jennifer – stuck it out through our intensive, nine-session course on farm business planning, co-facilitated by David […]
FarmStart is all about new farmers getting started on the land, so we are very excited to welcome a new group of incubator farmers for 2008. This season will see six new farmers working at our farm facilities: two at the […]
FarmStart is currently accepting applications for the following position: Project Animator and Farm ManagerClosing date: March 3, 2008FarmStart is currently accepting applications for the following position:
Project Animator and Farm Manager
The Newcomers FarmStart-Up Project is a new initiative that will provide training programs and support […]
Patrick was recently on Metro Morning with Andy Barrie talking about his experience emigrating from Rwanda to Canada and the experience of new immigrants to Canada. You can list to the interview below.
Patrick runs the New Canadians, New Farmers Program for FarmStart. Patrick holds a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from […]
FarmStart has started a bookstore featuring, you guessed it, books about farming.
We wanted to bring together a collection of useful books for new and old farmers as well as urban gardeners. We also receive a portion of the money from each book that sells to support our programs.
Some of the titles include: