Seedy Saturdays and Sundays are a vibrant way to extend the garden season through a dreary winter! A great place to buy local seed, swap some of your own, and talk to fellow growers about the season that will be. Check out this list of upcoming Seedy Saturdays and Seedy Sundays throughout the Maritimes in winter 2017!
Canada’s 2017 Fair Trade Conference will see leaders from across the country come together to strengthen existing ties and increase opportunities for collaboration. Participants will include:
Fair Trade Towns, Campuses and Schools
Government and public institutions
Fair trade businesses
Food service companies
Grocers and retailers
Increase participation and coordination within the fair trade movement in Canada
Inspire, motivate and build the capacity of stakeholders
Present on the progress of the fair trade movement and the work being done by the CFTN
Drive forward our strategy for the movement for 2017 and beyond
FAWN is organizing a Crop Planification get together on Sunday 26th of February (THIS SUNDAY) at Open Sky Co-operative. We will discuss seed ordering, variety preference and field/garden layout for the upcoming season.
This is open to anyone and everyone no matter the level of experience. It will be a great opportunity to listen on expert advice, be inspired and empowered to jump right into it come the spring.
Some of the experts present:
Alyson Chissolm - Windy Hill Farm
Sarah Smith - Sweet Soil Farm
Rébeka Chiasson - La Ferme Terre Partagé
Bryan Dick - BroadFork Farm
What to Bring: food to share for the POTLUCK, work/outdoor clothes, questions about crop planning, something to take notes on
Do you love CSAs? And interacting with the public? Consider volunteering your time with ACORN for a new and unique event, our CSA Fair!
Taking place in Dieppe this March 5th, the event is designed to provide the public with the opportunity to learn more about what CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) are all about and to meet organic farmers offering CSA programs to the Greater Moncton community.
We are looking for some support with key roles: postering, kids activities and greeting fair-goers.