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  • Season Extension Strategies (without a Greenhouse) Featuring David Greenberg

    Getting Started With Organic Farming, Horticulture, Infrastructure & Equipment, Season Extension

    Season Extension Strategies (without a Greenhouse) Featuring David Greenberg

    At Nova Scotia's 2011 organic conference and trade show, David Greenberg presented a workshop on season extension strategies that do not involve the infrastructure of a greenhouse.  (62 mins)

  • Root Cellars 101 with Tarrah Young and Amy Lounder

    Getting Started With Organic Farming, Horticulture, Season Extension, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Root Cellars 101 with Tarrah Young and Amy Lounder

    Farmers' Amy Lounder and Tarrah Young introduce the concepts of root cellaring at the 2011 ACORN organic conference and trade show in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (56 mins)

  • Choosing the Right Greenhouse with David Blanchard

    Season Extension

    Choosing the Right Greenhouse with David Blanchard: Which crops do I want to grow?; Which covering should I use?; Money
  • Integrated systems for the Production of Organic Greenhouse Vegetables - 2nd Interim Research Project Report

    Season Extension

    2nd Interim Research Project Report Integrated systems for the production of organic greenhouse vegetables
  • Integrated Systems for the Production of Organic Greenhouse Vegetables - 3rd Interim Research Project Report

    Season Extension

    3rd Interim Research Project Report Integrated systems for the production of organic greenhouse vegetables
  • Increasing and Diversifying Organic Greenhouse Vegetable Production (Part 1) with Dr. A.P. (Tom) Papadopoulos

    Season Extension

    Increasing and Diversifying Organic Greenhouse Vegetable Production (Part 1) with Dr. A.P. (Tom) Papadopoulos
  • Proceedings: 2012 Profiting from your Greenhouse: The Essentials of Season Extension

    Season Extension

    Proceedings: Profiting from your Greenhouse: The Essentials of Season Extension: The Greenhouse Effect: The Influence of Light, Water and Heat on Plant Growth with Lloyd Mapplebeck; Choosing Greenhouse Structures to Meet Your Needs and Future Trends in Plastic with Vincent Dieras; Greenhouse Construction from the Ground Up with David Blanchard; Experienced Growers share advice; Secrets of Transplant Production for Organic Market Gardeners with Tim Livingstone; Keeping Greenhouse Soils Fertile with Rupert Jannasch; Grafting Tomatoes and Cucurbits; Low Cost Tunnels and Gutter Connected Cold Frames with Paul Bourque; Controlling the Impact of Wind and Water on Greenhouse Structures and the Option of Moveable Greenhouses with Norm Eygenraam; Inexpensive Season Extension Options with David Greenberg
  • Lessons Learned in Local Greenhouse Management with Rupert Jannasch

    Season Extension

    Lessons Learned in Local Greenhouse Management with Rupert Jannasch: Biological Control
  • Greenhouse Tomato Workshop - ACORN Conference 2009

    ACORN Conference, Season Extension

    Growing the Seedlings; Grafting; Planting Stage; Pruning and Training; Plant Balance
  • Greenhouse Construction from the Ground Up with David Blanchard

    Season Extension

    Greenhouse Construction from the Ground Up with David Blanchard
  • Choosing the Right Greenhouse Structure and Future Trends in Plastic with Vincent Dieras

    Season Extension

    Choosing the Right Greenhouse Structure and Future Trends in Plastic with Vincent Dieras
  • Winter Storage and Marketing with David Cohlmeyer

    Season Extension

    Winter Storage and Marketing with David Cohlmeyer
  • Winter Greens: Sprouts, Shoots and Cold frames with Nikki Jabbour

    Season Extension

    Winter Greens: Sprouts, shoots and cold frames with Nikki Jabbour
  • ACORN's Quartery Organic Newsletter Issue 51 - Winter 2014

    ACORN Conference, Certification, Season Extension

    Includes articles on the following:

    • To Till or Not To Till?
    • Seasonal Food Fix
    • @ Issue - Organic Livestock: Chicken or the Grain?
    • Organic Profile: Bruce Family Farm
    • Crop Storage Featuring UVM Extension Agricultural Engineer, Chris Callahan
    • Organic: We Have Standards by Shannon Jones
    • Seasonal Price Tracker
    • Provincial Updates
    • Conference Notes
    • ACORN Project Updates
  • Strawberry Season Extension Techniques: “Lessons Gained in Quebec”

    ACORN Conference, Season Extension

    Gerard Thebeau (P.Ag) of the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fisheries presents at the 2014 ACORN Conference.

    View Gerard Thebeau's slideshow presentation here.

  • Backyard Vegetables for Winter Storage

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops, Season Extension

    Presented by Gail Kern of Summer Garden B & B at the 2015 ACORN Conference PEI

    View slideshow here

  • Organic Opportunities Conference (NL) Notes

    Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Livestock, Season Extension, Seed, Soil & Compost

    The Newfoundland Organic Opportunities Conference took place January 13-14, 2016 in St. John's Newfoundland. The event was jointly hosted by ACORN and the Newfoundland Federation of Agriculture, and attended by over 50 people, including stakeholders in government, academia, and the non profit centre. Conference participant Dan Rubin, of Pouch Cove, kindly took notes and shared them with ACORN for distribution. 

  • EARI Grafted Tomato and Coloured Pepper Demo Project Results

    Horticulture, Season Extension

    During the 2016 growing season ACORN and NBDAAF partnered to plant grafted tomato plants and coloured pepper varieties at multiple farm sites throughout New Brunswick.  The results of the monitoring are outlined in this report written by Claude Berthélémé - NB Organic and Vegetable Specialist.

  • Season Extension with High Tunnels

    ACORN Conference, Infrastructure & Equipment, Season Extension

    In this session from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton, Paul and Sandy Arnold discuss their management practices of high tunnels for early and late season production as well as over the winter. They started with one high tunnel, but seeing the pay-off quickly increased the number. High tunnels can allow for excellent production throughout the year; however, they require more management and infrastructure, and call on the grower to be an excellent marketer and record-keeper.

  • Season Extension with Storage, Cellaring and Low Tunnels

    ACORN Conference, Infrastructure & Equipment, Season Extension

    In this session from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton, Paul and Sandy Arnold discussed their approach to season extension including storage, cellaring, and the use of low tunnels. They grow a variety of crops to store and sell over the winter months and have tailored their on-farm infrastructure to support these endeavors. Included in the presentation slideshow is detailed information of curing and storage requirement for the crops they find store, and sell well, over the winter.

  • Year-Round Farmer's Market Success: Tips and Tricks

    ACORN Conference, Business & Marketing, Season Extension

    Presentation from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton. Paul and Sandy Arnold own and operate Pleasant Valley Farm in Argyle, New York. The farm is a mixed fruit and vegetable operation that provides local farmers’ markets with fresh produce year round. Pleasant Valley Farm is 180 acres in total, with 7 acres in vegetable and fruit production. This session focuses on simple record keeping and marketing strategies that boost the profitability of small-scale farming operations.

  • Innovative Season Extension

    ACORN Conference, Season Extension

    In this session from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton, Norm Hunter (Open Sky Cooperative, NB), Patrice Finnigan (M. Tomate, NB) and Jean-Pierre Privé (Plant Medic Inc., NB) discussed their personal approaches to season extension and the techniques they use. Included in this discussion are the use of movable (siding) greenhouses, large greenhouses using container growing systems and the complimentary use of row covers, rain shelters and field tunnels. Together they have a wealth of growing experience and all approach the question of season extension differently.

  • Protected Structures for Sustainable Raspberry Production

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry, Season Extension

    In this session from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton, Jean-Pierre Prive discussed season extension techniques using various protected structures including high and low tunnels, row covers and rain covers, as well as cultural practices and cultivar selection for raspberries. He compared the Maritimes to BC, which traditionally produces an abundance of this crop. Through his talk he frequently reminded the audience to cultivate the scientific mindset and to always experiment, test, and adjust growing techniques and practices, as well as varieties selected.

  • Greenhouse Vegetable Production in New Brunswick

    Bees & Pollination, Horticulture, Infrastructure & Equipment, Season Extension

    Notes from consulations with organic greenhouse vegetable producers (Rainbow Harvest Acres, Walker Produce Farm, Ferme Pouce Vert, Jemseg River Farm, Codiac Organic Ltd., Strawberry Hill Farm, Nature’s Route, and Diddley Squash Farm) throughout New Brunswick in 2016, with detailed information on best practices for producing tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers in greenhouses. Special focus on heating, pollination, pruning. varietial choices and disease issues.

  • Preserving the Harvest: Intro to Lacto-Fermentation

    Food Skills, Season Extension, Urban Farming & Gardening, Value-Added

    Having both grown up in the city, Bryan Dyck and Shannon Jones of BroadFork Farm came to realize that their vision of farming included a desire to homestead. Their favorite way to preserve their harvests is through lacto-fermentation. At the 2016 Homesteading Symposium in Dieppe, they presented 3 styles of lacto-fermented vegetables: kimchi, sauerkraut and pickle.

  • Root Cellaring 101

    Food Skills, Infrastructure & Equipment, Season Extension

    At the 2016 Homesteading Symposium in Moncton, NB, Robin and Rebecca LeBlanc share their many methods of preserving their harvest. Together they explain how they store summer’s bounty and give insight to where certain crops should be stored.

  • Living Off the Land: Producing All the Food We Consume

    Food Skills, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Infrastructure & Equipment, Season Extension, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Robin and Rebecca LeBlanc met in Moncton and later moved to Bathurst, where they have been homesteading since now joined with their 3 children. At the 2016 Homesteading Symposium in Moncton, they offered insight of their experiences living off the land including the making of their cob oven, maintaining the green house and poultry, and mushroom logs. The LeBlanc’s strive to balance both their careers as teachers and musicians, and as a result prefer to do large batches of their preserves and dairy in order to have quick access to their bounty year long. Every July they leave their homestead in the hands of a neighbor and are full time musicians for the month.

  • Extending the Harvest: Growing More Vegetables in a Short Season

    Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Season Extension, Urban Farming & Gardening

    At the 2016 Homesteading Symposium in Moncton, Alyson Chisholm of Windy Hill Farm explained what options there are for extending your garden’s season and maintaining a continuous harvest.

  • Organic Science Cluster II Research

    ACORN Conference, Season Extension

    Martine Dorais presents at the 2016 ACORN Conference.

  • LED Lights & Bio-Stimulants

    ACORN Conference, Season Extension

    Martine Dorais presents at the 2016 ACORN Conference.

  • Greenhouse Management in NB

    ACORN Conference, Season Extension

    Philippe-Antoine Taillon presents at the 2016 ACORN Conference.

    View the accompanying slideshow presentation here.

  • Improving Greenhouse Practices

    ACORN Conference, Season Extension

    Philippe-Antoine Taillon presents at the 2016 ACORN Conference.

    View the accompanying slideshow presentation here.