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Season Extension

Monday March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue: Online

Online via Zoom - link will be sent to registrants

Member Month Pricing | $10 Register

March is Member Month at EFAO! Every March, we offer a series of events to prospective members at free or discounted rates, to give folks a chance to experience membership without the commitment. Members who join EFAO or renew in March (regardless of when their membership expires) will be entered to win 3 books of their choice from New Society Publishers! Visit the EFAO membership page for more details.

Are you curious about the best use of time and space for your operations? Have you incorporated season extension into your plans? Whether you are interested in starting the season sooner or carrying on for longer – this webinar will explore both options for growing in ‘the shoulder seasons’ with insights and examples from Leslie of Cedar Down Farm and Fraser of Aldergrove Organic Farm. Topics addressed will include greenhouse growing, heat and no-heat scenarios, crop planning, and how season extension can impact sales and labour year-round. There will be opportunities to ask questions of both speakers as well. 

About the speakers

Leslie Moskovits (she/her) owns and manages Cedar Down Farm near Neustadt, ON, Saukiing Anishnaabekiing territory,  with her partner Jeff Boesch.  We farm with a team of dedicated co-farmers – Jess Martin and Ahren Hughes and others who join seasonally.  Cedar Down grows diverse certified organic vegetables for a 200-ish member CSA program providing spring, summer and winter shares to a local membership and to members in Guelph, ON.  We also grow veggies for other small local food businesses such as the Conscious Farm Kitchen.  We grow veggies in the field and in 4 hoophouses for about 7 acres of vegetable production and manage about 20 acres total with cover crops for garden rotation.  Cedar Down is committed to serving our community high quality food, building community relationships and providing meaningful, equitable and enjoyable employment for our farm team.

Michael Fraser, (“Fraser”, he/him) is the owner/operator of Aldergrove Organic Farm. Located north of Mount Forest in Grey county, the traditional territory of the Annishnaabek Nation. With the help of six full time seasonal employees, Aldergrove grows vegetables and cut flowers for two Toronto farmers markets. Growing for market since 2016, Fraser understands the benefits of season extension growing vegetables in zone 5b. Aldergrove farm currently has under 2 acres in intensive market garden production, with just over 3/8 acre (17000 sq ft) in protected culture. He looks forward to sharing his experience in season extension with you.