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New farmers

Highlights from the Ignatius New Farmer Training Program

Monday January 11, 2021 - Sunday January 31, 2021

Venue: Online

Online via Zoom - link will be sent to registrants

Members $125 Register
Standard $185 Register

Did you miss the 2020 Ignatius Farm New Farmer Training Program?  Are you curious about these webinars and virtual field days?


You can now sign up for a bundle of 12 recorded webinars spanning the entire program, and 8 of the pre-recorded virtual field day tours.


All of the recordings can be watched on your own time, and there will be two online meet ups for participants to meet other new farmers and discuss what they have learned. The first zoom meet up will be January 27th at 7pm and the second will be February 24th at 7pm.


Recordings will be sent to registered participants starting on January 11, 2021.


For those interested in the full 2021 program, stay tuned for more information to come over the winter.


Webinars include:


Term 1

Introduction to Botany

Soil Health

Farm Tour: Microgreens and Seedlings at Fresh City Farm


Term 2

Cover Crops and Green Manure on a Vegetable Farm

Identifying and Controlling Pests and Diseases

Early Season Harvesting and Post Harvest Handling


Term 3

Introduction to Apiculture

Field Design and Vegetable Crop Planning

Seed Production and Saving with Fertile Ground Farm


Term 4

Holistic Farm Design

Farm Finances and Budgets

Production Systems and Efficiency at Salad Days Farm


Pre-recorded virtual field days include:


Common Ground Farm                Sleepy G Farm

Field Good Farm                            Fiddle Foot Farm

Zocalo Farm                                    Thiessen tillage

Mulberry Moon Farm                    Fiddlehead Nursery