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Perennia’s 2018 Food Safety Training & E-Learning

  • Various courses offered May through November

Perennia has a full schedule of food safety training events from May to November - see the full offering here.

There is also an e-learning option for those who can't travel or don't have as much time to dedicate to training: Food Safety Fundamentals. Learn more

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

  • July 28-August 12, 2018
  • Lachute, QC

This course is delivered by P3 Permaculture and aims to equip students to feel confident in their ability to design positive solutions in their gardens, in their communities, and in their own lives. P3 Permaculture emphasizes that permaculture goes beyond agriculture; permaculture is a holistic design system that we can apply on any scale and in any situation. 

The first principle of permaculture is “Observe and Interact.” Close observation of the natural principles that drive ecological systems is one of the cornerstones of permaculture. In permaculture we believe that nature knows best, and that designs based on earth’s logic is the best way to heal broken systems. 

Our curriculum pays particular attention to energy, water, and food systems, as well as various aspects of social permaculture including social economies, and self and community care.

For more information, visit P3 Permaculture's website.

2018 Nova Scotia Environmental Stewardship Award Open for Nominations

  • Deadline: August 6, 2018

The Environmental Stewardship Award is in its tenth year of recognizing the dedication and commitment that Nova Scotia farmers have for protecting our environment. This award was established to highlight producers who make soil, water and habitat stewardship a significant part of their farm operations. Farms can apply or be nominated each spring. Their applications are reviewed by a judging panel and are narrowed down for farm visits. Once applications are reviewed and farm visits completed, the award finalists and winner are determined.

Do you know of a farm that has undertaken projects to protect soil, water or wildlife habitat? Nominate them for Nova Scotia’s Farm Environmental Stewardship Award! To be eligible for the award, a farm must:

  • Have a current Environmental Farm Plan
  • Have a current farm registration
  • Be a member of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Individuals and groups are encouraged to nominate farms that are contributing positively to the environment. Nominees should be involved in developing the award application. Deadline for submissions is midnight August 6th, 2018. Click here for more information and to download application/nomination form.

Organic Research Open House & Farm Tours

Organic Research Open House & Farm Tours

  • August 8, 2018, 8:45 AM-5:00 PM
  • Multiple

Please join presenting partners -- ACORN, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada (AAFC), Certified Organic Producers Co-op (COPC), and The PEI Farm Centre -- on PEI for a day to explore the best in current organic research and farming! 

2018 Forage Field Day

  • August 8, 2018
  • AAFC Nappan Research Station

Save the date! This year will feature a number of speakers and demonstrations related to forage production in dairy, sheep and beef sectors. See the full agenda in English or in French. To RSVP for lunch please email maritimebeefcouncil@gmail.com or call 902-969-1632.