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KTM: Cultivating Presence

Monday November 26th, 2018

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Zocalo Organics, 5881 Third Line

City/Town: Hillsburgh - Central

Member Prices:
Individual - 1 Individual(s) - $0.00

Non-Member Prices:
Individual - 1 Individual(s) - $10.00

A reflective gathering facilitated by Seb Ramirez of Zocalo Organics. In his own words:

 

Farming is a transformational process. Come participate in an engaging, thought-provoking conversation around how transforming ourselves can have a profound impact on achieving what we want in our lives and on our farms.  In the last 6 years I have been immersed in a series of transformational workshops offered in my local community.  These workshops have given me insights and tools to observe and influence my thought patterns and behaviours; things that previously went un-recognized and unchecked.

 

By observing these things, I feel that I have much more power and control over the unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that detract from my quality of life and my farm.

 

By doing this work I am becoming a better farmer, a more active community member and also a better version of myself.

Come join me in a conversation about how you can start to integrate this work into your life too.

Workshop: Advanced Principles of Soil Health

Friday January 25, 2019

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: OMAFRA, 1 Stone Road

City/Town: Guelph - West

Member Prices:
Individual - 1 Individual(s) - $40.00

Non-Member Prices:
Individual - 1 Individual(s) - $60.00

This intensive workshop will give an overview of soil health principles. Topics will include soil cover, crop diversity, minimizing disturbance, maximizing days of living soil cover, organic inputs and water management. A great primer for farmers who are ready to take their soil health to the next level! This workshop will also launch EFAO's new Soil Health Program - a series of workshops and farm tours that include a soil health benchmark test for your farm. Appropriate for farmers of all scales.

Workshop: Tools and Systems to Maximize Efficiency

Friday January 25, 2019

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: OMAFRA, 1 Stone Road

City/Town: Guelph - West

Member Prices:
Individual - 1 Individual(s) - $40.00

Non-Member Prices:
Individual - 1 Individual(s) - $60.00

Join the conversation about tools and systems on the farm. Led by seasoned market gardeners and tool-makers, this workshop will feature an inside look at tools and systems to maximize efficiency and profitability. Presenters will also discuss their experience with tool customization and group building. Workshop best suited to market gardeners of all scales with 5+ years growing experience.

Workshop: Planning for Climate Resilience on the Farm

Friday January 25, 2019

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: OMAFRA, 1 Stone Road

City/Town: Guelph - West

Member Prices:
Individual - 1 Individual(s) - $40.00

Non-Member Prices:
Individual - 1 Individual(s) - $60.00

Nowadays, most practitioners agree that farming is subject to an increasingly variable climate.  Many farmers are unsure of how to adapt their farming strategy, how to prioritize or hold off investment, because – what is coming at us next? In this interactive workshop, the presenter will first set the stage by summarizing climate impacts on farming. Then, a framework will be introduced showing how to conceptualize climate resilience on your farm.  Planning for climate resilience should take a whole-farm perspective and address the choices of crops and livestock, growing and soil stewardship practices, but also value-adding and marketing strategies. In working groups, participants will apply this framework to their own farm and share their experiences, concerns, and solutions.

Workshop: Exploring a Seasonal Migrant Labour Model

Friday January 25, 2019

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: OMAFRA, 1 Stone Road

City/Town: Guelph - West

Member Prices:
Individual - 1 Individual(s) - $40.00

Non-Member Prices:
Individual - 1 Individual(s) - $60.00

Labour on the farm is one of the most important and complex considerations. If you’ve thought about what it might be like to transition your farm to one that employs seasonal migrant labourers, you won’t want to miss this session. Join us for an interactive discussion on the ins and outs of this labour model with perspectives offered from both farmers and workers. This session is best suited to vegetable growers of all scales.