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
Northeastern Regional Gathering
Nov. 26, Sudbury
Eastern Regional Gathering
Nov. 27, Batawa
Dec. 6, 7, 8, Online
Advancing Reduced Tillage for Organic Vegetable Production: Lessons Learned from a Living Lab
Read about Ken Laing’s Living Lab-Ontario project that innovated ways to reduce tillage for organic vegetable production.
A Curious Farmer
Read about Brett Israel’s Living Lab-Ontario project that innovated ways to reduce tillage for organic field crop production.
Ontario’s Native Plants & Seeds Value Chain
by Thorsten Arnold Rising demand for native plants Native plants are increasingly popular with Ontario’s garden owners. Toronto had adopted a pollinator protection strategy in 2018. Since then, pollinator garden initiatives are cropping up everywhere,...