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Pasture Walk and In-depth Grazing Strategies + Celebrating 40 Years of EFAO
Sunday September 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
In celebration of EFAO’s 40th Anniversary, join us as we visit three neighbouring farms:
Anbros Farm: Lawrence and Mathilde Andres, co-founders and owners of Harmony Organic Dairy, became Canada’s first organic dairy farmers in 1979. Officially launched in 2001, Harmony Organic now works with 13 family farms in southern Ontario. Lawrence and Mathilde are founding members of EFAO.
Hack Farm: Established by their father Bernhard Hack in 1982, brothers Martin and Ulrich run this biodynamic and organic farm with their families. They farm cash crops (cereals, hay, soybeans), graze beef cattle and sell bread from their own grains. The Hacks are longtime members of EFAO and the ecological agricultural community in southwestern Ontario.
Seilern Farm: Run by Jen and Mathias Seilern and their team, Seilern Farm is certified organic and biodynamic. They sell healthy, organic, pastured beef from animals treated with integrity. Jen and Mathias have been members of EFAO since 2013 and Jen is now a member of EFAO’s Board of Directors. Both farmers were mentored by the Hacks.
Each farm will provide a farm tour, an in-depth discussion of their grazing and pasture management practices and an overview of their own farm journey. The opportunity for a close look at these three farms is a very special one!
Lunch is included in ticket price.
This event qualifies as part of the Soil Health Program.