Build a foundation to start a successful farm enterprise!

 

This program will not only provide you with critical information to start your farm, but you will meet other new and experienced farmers and become a part of the ecological agricultural community in Ontario. Educational content is geared toward new farmers, but is open to all farmers who might be curious about a certain topic, wishing to expand their farming knowledge, or in need of a refresh.

 

Because of the current health and safety protocols in effect, this program will take place online through webinars and virtual field days. 

 

 

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

 

Register for the whole term, or choose individual sessions. Term 1 includes 7 Webinars and 2 Virtual Meet-ups.

 

Term 1 events include:

 

Virtual Meet-up Full term participant meet-up, April 19th

Webinar: Introduction to Organic Growing, April 21st

Webinar: Botany for Farmers and Gardeners, April 21st

Webinar: The Language of Ecological Agriculture, Parts 1 & 2, April 23rd

Webinar: Identifying and Controlling Pests and Diseases, Aril 26th

Webinar: Farm Workers’ Rights and Responsibilities, April 26th

Webinar: Introduction to Indoor Growing, April 28th

Webinar: Introduction fo Soil Health, April 28th

Virtual Meet-up Full term participant debrief meet up, April 28th

 

 

Term 2 focuses on applying farm language and knowledge.

 

Register for the whole term, or sign up for individual sessions. Term 2 includes 10 webinars, 9 virtual field days, and 2 full term participant meet-ups.

Term 2 events include:

 

May 3rd: Full term participant Virtual Meet-Up, 7-8pm

 

May 5th: Virtual field Day: Three Forks Farms, 2:30-3:20pm 

 

May 10th: Field and Bed Preparation, 2:30-4pm

 

May 12th: Weed Management, 2:30-4pm

 

May 17th: Irrigation Basics, 2:30-4pm

 

May 19th: Harvest and Post-Harvest Principles, 2:30-4pm

 

June 2nd: Running a Full-Season CSA with Cedar Down Farm, 2:30-3:30pm

 

June 7th: Making Great Compost, 2:30-4pm

 

June 9th: Virtual Field Day TBA, 2:30-3:30pm

 

June 14th: Greenhouse Seeding, 2:30-4pm

 

June 16th: Virtual Field Day TBA, 2:30-3:30

 

June 21st: Cover Crops and Green Manures, 2:30-4pm

 

June 23rd: Rooftop Farming at Ryerson Urban Farm, 2:30-3:30pm

 

July 12th: Keeping Sheep on an Organic Vegetable Farm, 2:30-4pm

 

July 14th: Large-scale Organic Vegetables with Cookstown Greens, 2:30-3:30pm

 

July 19th: Farmer Reset, 2:30-4pm

 

July 21st: Raining Gold Farm, 2:30-3:30pm

 

July 26th: Beyond Land Acknowledgements, 2:30-4pm

 

July 28th: Nourishing a Reciprocal Relationship with the Land, 2:30-4pm, and Full term participant debrief virtual meet-up, 7-8pm

 

 

Check back for details about Terms 3-4!

 

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