Photo: Lisa Conroy and Heather Lekx of Ignatius Farm accept the Resili Award on behalf of Ignatius Farm, Everdale and EFAO.
EFAO is thrilled to announce that the Ignatius New Farmer Training Program has received a Resili Award from Transition Guelph. EFAO shares this award with program partners Ignatius Farm and Everdale. Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support.
Transition Guelph is a local non-profit that is powered by volunteers and dedicated to strengthening local resilience through projects and events. Steve Tedesco, Chair of the TG Board said, “We are thrilled with this year’s Resili Award recipients. Food has been a perennial favourite area of focus for TG since its founding in 2008. Last year the TG Board decided to make local regenerative (ecological) food production a focus for 2020 because of the crucial importance of it for our future. Our award recipients align so well with this focus.”
Steve concludes that, “On top of everything else, we face a crisis of an aging and shrinking farming community. Getting young people back on the land practicing regenerative agriculture is not only critical but farsighted. Our Resili Award recipients are actively taking a key leadership role to address this need. What they’re doing is brilliant and we’re so fortunate to have them right here in our community.”