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  • Speaker Series 2010: Av Singh

    Certification, Complementary Agriculture, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Speaker Series 2010: Av Singh

    Av Singh gives three minutes of organic advice at the 2010 ACORN Conference Speaker Series.

  • Beyond Peak Oil: Lessons from Cuba's Agriculture Featuring Roberto Perez Rivero

    ACORN Conference, Complementary Agriculture, Food Skills, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Beyond Peak Oil:  Lessons from Cuba's Agriculture Featuring Roberto Perez Rivero

    At ACORN's 2011 organic conference and trade show in Nova Scotia, Cuban permaculturalist Roberto Perez Rivero presented his research and experiences with a permaculture-based Cuban society.  (60 mins)

  • Solar Power for Under $500 with Bonnie Kerr

    Complementary Agriculture

    Solar Power for Under $500 with Bonnie Kerr
  • Permaculture 101

    Complementary Agriculture

    Permaculture 101 with Alex Denicola: Permaculture design; Education; Finance; Resources
  • Permaculture 101 (Notes)

    Complementary Agriculture

    Permaculture 101 with Alex Denicola: Permaculture design; Education; Finance; Resources
  • Trap Cropping and Companion Planting for Pest Control

    Complementary Agriculture

    Trap Cropping and Companion Planting for Pest Control
  • Trap Cropping and Companion Planting for Pest Control (Notes)

    Complementary Agriculture

    Trap Cropping and Companion Planting for Pest Control
  • Transplants and Potting Mix - Part 2 (Notes)

    Complementary Agriculture

    Transplants and Potting Mix, Part 2 with Tim Livingstone: Raising Transplants; Seeds; Soil
  • Transplants and Potting Mix - Part 2

    Complementary Agriculture

    Transplants and Potting Mix, Part 2 with Tim Livingstone: Raising Transplants; Seeds; Soil
  • Growing Organic Seed as a Specialty Crop

    ACORN Conference, Complementary Agriculture

    Lorna McMaster of Pembroke Farm highlighted seed saving practises for several vegetables with special emphasis on corn at the ACORN conference 2014.

  • So you want to do 4D: Planting Trees into your Farmscape

    ACORN Conference, Complementary Agriculture

    Christopher Buschhaus presents at the 2015 Acorn Conference

    To view the accompanying slideshow presentation, click here: http://fr.slideshare.net/acornorganic/so-you-want-to-go-4d-planting-trees-into-your-farmscape

  • Encouraging on farm Biodiversity

    ACORN Conference, Complementary Agriculture

    Paul Manning presents at the 2015 Acorn Conference

    To view the accompanying slideshow presentation, click here: http://fr.slideshare.net/acornorganic/encouraging-on-farm-biodiversity

  • Encouraging Swifts and Swallows on the Organic Farm

    ACORN Conference, Complementary Agriculture

    Ally Manthorne presents at the 2015 Acorn Conference. 

    To view the accompanying slideshow presentation, click here: http://fr.slideshare.net/acornorganic/encouraging-swifts-and-swallows-on-the-organic-farm

  • Intensive Pasture Management

    ACORN Conference, Complementary Agriculture, Infrastructure & Equipment, Livestock

    Sébastien Angers at the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton.

    Paying attention to your pastures and grazing times is most important for maximising yield. Pastures provide most energy at certain stages in growth. Pigs will ruin a pasture if not taken off or put on at the wrong stage of plant growth. The mix of species in a pasture can be adjusted according to every farm and climate. Pay attention to managing pastures for best longevity and results.

  • No-Till Organic Soybeans

    ACORN Conference, Complementary Agriculture, Grain & Field Crops, Soil & Compost

    Sébastien Angers from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton.

    Growing organic no-till soybeans requires a well thought out rotation and planning that involves corn, soy and green manures. The technique of being able to incorporate residues and weed control without tilling requires much tinkering and accurate use of tools, but the improved soil structure and mineralisation provide many benefits to the crops.

  • Positive Solutions with Permaculture

    ACORN Conference, Complementary Agriculture

    A workshop with Graham Calder of P3 Permaculture Design from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton. Permaculture is a design science that is based in the observation of nature.  It involves looking at what natural systems have been doing for millions of years and integrating the most successful practices into our lives, farms, architecture, etc.  Permaculture is rooted in ethics. Its guiding principles are a framework to respond to the vast challenges that lie ahead for us in our world.

  • Understanding and Controlling Weeds

    ACORN Conference, Complementary Agriculture, Pests, Disease & Weeds

    In this presentation from the 2013 ACORN conference in Moncton, Dr. Andrew Hammermeister explains how weed management is best approached with many "small hammers". Weeding early allows your plants to fulfill their potential. There are numerous cultural and physical practices you can implement depending on the weed type. Remember to approach weeds from the perspective that they are filling an ecosystem function.

  • Convert Your Lawn into a Forest Garden

    Complementary Agriculture, Food Skills, Fruit & Berry, Urban Farming & Gardening

    ­Food forest gardening does not mean gardening in a forest, but like a forest. It is an imitation of a woodland ecosystem, focusing medicinal and edible plants that thrive together. Unlike dedicated gardens, they are low maintenance while still offering an abundance of food and medicine. At the 2016 Homesteading Symposium in Dieppe, Estelle Drisdelle shares her insight and years of experience on maintaining food forests and guilds.

  • Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Maritimes

    Complementary Agriculture, Food Skills, Urban Farming & Gardening

    At the 2016 Homesteading Symposium in Dieppe, Estelle Drisdelle shares her knowledge of harvesting and preserving local plants. Her presentation explores the variety of healing properties these maritime plants posses and how to reap the benefits.