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FarmStart aims to encourage and support a new generation of entrepreneurial, ecological farmers.
Canadian Organic Growers (COG) is a national charitable organization with members in all regions of Canada. COG is made up of eleven regional chapters, four affiliated organizations and is connected to the international organic community through membership in the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).
Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) is a non-profit membership-driven association. OCO members from along the organic value chain, from producer to processor to retailer to eater, work together to encourage the adoption of organic farming practices, provide support systems to organic growers and increase access to organic food.
Sustain Ontario is a province-wide, cross-sectoral alliance that promotes healthy food and farming. Sustain Ontario takes a collaborative approach to research, policy development and action by addressing the intersecting issues related to healthy food and local sustainable agriculture.
USC Canada’s mission is to promote vibrant family farms, strong rural communities, and healthy ecosystems around the world. With engaged Canadians and partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, we support programs, training, and policies that strengthen biodiversity, food sovereignty, and the rights of those at the heart of resilient food systems – women, indigenous peoples, and small-scale farmers.
Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security is a nationally implemented program to strengthen seed diversity and security in Canada through Farmer Support, Applied Research, Public Access, Online Seed Services and Movement Building. EFAO has partnered with BFICSS to bring practical seed saving training to Ontario farmers.
Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre is a teaching farm that provides hands-on, solution based food and farming education to build and engage healthy local communities.
The OBA ensure a thriving and sustainable beekeeping industry in Ontario. To this end, we advocate for beekeepers’ interests, support honey bee health research and deliver practical training and information.
Just Food works towards a vibrant, just and sustainable food system in the Ottawa region.
Farms at Work promotes healthy and active farms and farmland in the region of East Central Ontario.
C.R.A.F.T Ontario is your gateway to a farming internship experience that will change your life. C.R.A.F.T farms across Ontario provide practical, season long training opportunities for new farmers interested in exploring the possibilities of farming as a career and lifestyle.
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) conducts organic farming research and provides knowledge transfer and extension services for organic farmers. Web courses offered by OACC focus on Organic farming methods, field crops, pest and weed management, livestock production, composting and transitioning to organic farming.
Homestead Organics provides expert advice, services and products for organic farms across Ontario.
Guelph Organic Conference falls annually on the last weekend of January and features courses, workshops and tradeshow on everything organic.
OMAF & MRA Organic Agriculture fact sheets provide information of organic production and regulation for organic farmers in Ontario.
Rodale Institute Inspiring and informing farmers worldwide for more than 30 years- first in print and now online. Featuring farmer-to-farmer resources, articles and personal stories that explain how to make organic farming profitable and build supportive communities.
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service is a great source for publications, webinars and forums on ecological production.
Homesteading & Urban Farming Resources