The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) supports farmers to build resilient ecological farms and grow a strong knowledge-sharing community.

Established in 1979 by farmers for farmers, EFAO is a membership organization that focuses on farmer-led education, research and community building. EFAO brings farmers together so they can learn from each other and improve the health of their soils, crops, livestock and the environment, while running profitable farm businesses. Learn more >

2022 EFAO Conference: In-Person And ONLINE

Southwestern Regional Gathering
Nov. 12, Waterdown

Eastern Regional Gathering
Nov. 19, Batawa

Northern Regional Gathering
Nov. 26 & 27, Sudbury

Online Program
Dec. 6, 7, 8, Online

Events

Field Day

Friday August 19, 2022

Palmerston

Film Screening

Friday August 19, 2022

Thunder Bay

Field Day

Saturday August 20, 2022

Thunder Bay

News

Does Your Hedgerow Have What it Takes?

Does Your Hedgerow Have What it Takes?

The Ontario Rural Skills Network (ORSN) is on the hunt for a site to host a hedgelaying workshop in partnership with EFAO in late fall 2022.   Hedgelaying is the process of rejuvenating a tall, gappy hedgerow by pleaching (partial cutting and laying) of its...

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EFAO’s 2021 Annual Report

EFAO’s 2021 Annual Report

In April 2022, EFAO held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) to assess the progress and accomplishments that occurred in 2021, and elect new board members for 2022.   As part of the AGM, EFAO also released its 2021 Annual Report, highlighting some of the projects...

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