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Eco Farm Day 2020
February 22 - February 23
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
ECO FARM DAY has been a standing annual event in Eastern Ontario for over 30 years! Organized by Canadian Organic Growers – Ottawa – St. Laurent – Outaouais Chapter, Eco Farm Day is a two-day conference and trade show that brings together farmers, gardeners, and eaters in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec to learn, exchange, and connect on issues that matter to organic farmers.
This year’s theme, On Common Ground: Food & farming in a shifting climate, aims to widen the scope of the conference by highlighting issues that we all face in the community – including farmer mental health, climate resilience, and succession planning. As always, we are planning some fantastic workshops for livestock producers, market gardeners, and crop producers.
The full program will be announced soon. In the meantime, our keynote speakers include:
~ Kris Nichols, KRIS Systems & Previous Chief Scientist at the Rodale Institute
~ Ellen Polishuk, Plant for Profit
NEW! As part of EFD 2020, we are hosting the Canadian premiere of THE NEED TO GROW at the Port Theatre in Cornwall on Saturday, February 22 @ 7:00 p.m.
The film asks the question can we feed the world without destroying the planet? The Need To GROW takes you inside the hearts and innovations of three very different leaders – an 8-year-old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization – a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource-efficient agriculture – and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology.
The screening is open to the public & tickets will be available soon!
*Please note: A ticket to The Need to Grow is included in the purchase of your Eco Farm Day Registration.
To register for the Eco Farm Day Conference and for more information, please visit ecofarmday.ca
To purchase a ticket for The Need to Grow film screening, please visit: http://theneedtogrowcornwall.eventbrite.ca?s=116209999