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Field Day at Rumar Farm & Manorun Farm

Wednesday June 5 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Venue: Rumar Farm

219 Canboro Road
Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0 Canada
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This in-person field day is part of the Ignatius Farm New Farmer Training Program – a collaboration between Ignatius Jesuit Centre, EFAO, Everdale and the National Farmers Union – Ontario. 

Join us for one or both of these field trips. 

9:30am – 11:30am – Rumar Farm, Ridgeville: In the morning we will meet at Rumar Farm in Ridgeville.  Rumar is a certified organic farm that uses biodynamic farming principles and practices. They grow tender fruit, berries, heirloom vegetables and melons.

1:30pm – 3:30pm – Manorun Farm, Ancaster: In the afternoon, we will tour Manorun Farm. Chris Krucker and Denise Trigatti, alongside their four children, have been farming organically here for 25 years, offering organic vegetables through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Working to mitigate climate change is a large priority at their farm. They have moved the farm away from a monocrop and pesticide reliant system towards a more natural one called an Oak Savannah. The advantage of growing food using the savannah is that natural eco systems thrive. Soil fertility is built up through deep rooted plants, swales lined with trees act as a water source and a home for pollinators and wildlife, and food is produced on multiple layers. They believe that through the Oak Savannah and other regenerative agricultural practices we can rebuild our organic matter, increase biodiversity, which in turn provides us with more nutrient-dense crops.

If you are attending both field trips you are welcome to bring a bag lunch and eat as a group at Rumar Farm before we head to Manorun Farm.