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Term 1: Ignatius New Farmer Training Program

Monday April 19 - Thursday April 29

Venue: Online

Online via Zoom - link will be sent to registrants

Members $140 Register
Standard $200 Register

Term 1 focuses on establishing a foundation of knowledge and language for basic farm work.


Register for the whole term or choose individual events (registration will open for individual events 4 weeks prior to the event).  


All events are recorded to allow participants to watch on their own time. Recordings will be made available within 48 hours of the event.


Term 1 includes:


Full term participant virtual meet-up Monday April 19th, 7-8pm


April 21: Introduction to Organic Growing: 9-10:30am and Botany 101 for Farmers and Gardeners:1:30-3pm 


April 23: The Language of Ecological Agriculture and Food Systems in Ontario, Part 1: 9-10:30am and Part 2: 1:30-3pm


April 26: Identifying and Controlling Pests and Diseases: 9-10:30am and Farm Workers’ Rights and Responsibilities: 1:30-3pm


April 28th: Introduction to Indoor Growing: 9-10:30am and Introduction to Soil Health: 1:30-3pm


Full term participant debrief virtual meet-up Wednesday April 28th, 7-8pm


Prices will increase after April 12th.


Full program details available here  >


In order to make training and community building events accessible to all farmers and future farmers in Ontario, the Ignatius New Farmer Training Program strives to cover registration fees for anyone facing barriers. Need assistance covering the registration fee? Let us know!




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