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Why Regionally Adapted Seed Matters

Seed is essential to the fabric of ecological agriculture and is embedded in the work we as a community of ecological growers are doing to create a better world. When thinking about why local, ecological, regionally-adapted seed matters, we must grapple with both systemic influences on seed, as well as the immensely personal relationships that are created when working with seed. 

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Does Your Hedgerow Have What it Takes?

The Ontario Rural Skills Network (ORSN) is on the hunt for a site to host a hedgelaying workshop in partnership with EFAO in late fall 2022.   Hedgelaying is the process of rejuvenating a tall, gappy hedgerow by pleaching (partial cutting and layi …

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EFAO’s 2021 Annual Report

In April 2022, EFAO held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) to assess the progress and accomplishments that occurred in 2021, and elect new board members for 2022.   As part of the AGM, EFAO also released its 2021 Annual Report, highlighting some of …

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2021 Member Survey Results

In April 2021 EFAO launched its first comprehensive member survey in many years. We wanted to better understand the diversity of our membership, and find out how our programs and resources are meeting the needs of member farmers.   We were very pl …

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Co-operative Models for Farm Financing

by Thorsten Arnold   The land problem In the early 21st century, Ontario faces a farming question that has haunted Europe for centuries: how to protect and ensure access to agricultural land. On average, the price of Ontario’s agricultural land ro …

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