Upcoming Events

Transforming Great Ideas into Great Opportunities: Workshop

  • April 11th, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • PEI Farm Centre, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
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The Transforming Great Ideas into Great Opportunities Workshop is designed to inspire agri-enterprises to seize new market opportunities, maximize employee performance, and offer tools to assist with go-to-market strategies.  On April 11, 2017, this one-day event in Charlottetown, PEI, is open to anyone engaged in agriculture, agri-food, and bio-based material sectors.  Bioenterprise Maritimes, in collaboration with PEI ADAPT Council, are pleased to offer this complimentary workshop. Find out more here.


Creating the Year-Round Garden

  • Late April/Early May 2017
  • Points East Guest House in Pouch Cove, NL

A workshop for green thumbs and greenhorns

Once again we will be offering our popular workshops on season extension and raised bed gardening at our neighbourhood garden site in Pouch Cove.

This full-day workshop will help you create a year-round garden so you can raise and harvest food all year long, by combining raised beds with protective structures like cloches, cold frames, tunnels, row covers and greenhouses.

By planting different crops in succession and protecting your plants, you can harvest food all through the year, even in the middle of winter.

Led by home gardener Dan Rubin of Perfectly Perennial Herbs and Seeds, this workshop will demonstrate raised bed construction and share basic steps to create your own four-season garden.

Learn about plant selection, seeding, soil enrichment, intensive planting and using protective structures to extend your growing season.

Workshop fee: $65, includes lunch, handouts, hands-on activities, seed starting, group discussions and local garden tours.

Workshop sessions will be held at Points East Guest House in Pouch Cove in late April and early May.

Pre-registration is required. To obtain a registration form or for information email: info@perfectlyperennial.ca or visit our website,www.perfectlyperennial.ca.


Eating Heritage Festival

  • May 10 to 14, 2017
  • New Brunswick
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Food bring us together. It always has. That’s why the EATING HERITAGE FESTIVAL + SLOW FOOD IN CANADA NATIONAL SUMMIT invites the public to mix with more than 100 foodie delegates from across Canada to indulge in the region’s best fare. Share your passion for local foods and traditions as you nosh and sip your way through the festival’s jam-packed roster of workshops, tours and tastings. Enjoy some of New Brunswick’s most exciting contemporary products and producers as well as traditional Maritime dishes and heritage food varieties. Because, hey, eating well never gets old or stale. Details and program available at https://www.eatingheritage.ca/home


Biodynamic Workshop at Bear River Farm

  • May 14th, 11am to 5 pm
  • Bear River, Nova Scotia
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The spring edition of our annual BIODYNAMIC Workshop takes place Sunday, May 14th from 11am until 5pm.

BEAR RIVER FARMS is located between Digby and Annapolis Royal and currently the only DEMETER certified Biodynamic Farm in Nova Scotia!

Over the past ten years we've developed a full diversified farm organism with a high standard of appying of the biodynamic field sprays and compost preparations.

The results of these measures are clearly visible on our farm. That's why we enjoy to share our knowledge and our practical experience with interested farmers and gardeners and those who want to learn more about the forces that work beyond the plant growth and how they can be encouraged or, if necessary, reduced. Our workshops start with a theoretical part and change into "Hands On" activities after lunch. The workshop takes place rain or shine and is suited for newcomers and for advanced farmers. Please note that the spring edition covers different subjects than the fall edition!

The fees are $89pp. or $150 per couple from one farm. (Price includes a full lunch menu and a set of biodynamic compost and field spray preparations).

For registration please email: feedback@bearriverfarms.ca or visit our website www.bearriverfarms.ca.