In 2022, growers from four farms—including two rooftop farms—conduced a fava bean variety trial.
In collaboration with Dr. Erin Nelson at the University of Guelph, EFAO published a paper looking how farmer-led research helps farmers to feel more knowledgeable, confident, motivated, and inspired to adopt and/or improve ecological practices on their farm.
Read about Ken Laing’s Living Lab-Ontario project that innovated ways to reduce tillage for organic vegetable production.
Read about Brett Israel’s Living Lab-Ontario project that innovated ways to reduce tillage for organic field crop production.
Read about the Jesse Way and Meghan Brandenburg’s project looking at plant available nitrogen from cover crops.
Read about the landrace breeding project for watermelon that Evalisa McIllfaterick and two other farms started in 2022.