An ACORN Event

10th NB Organic Forum

Date(s) POSTPONED to February 15, 2017 (previously Feb 14th)

Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne, Richard Hatfield Room
715 Priestman St, Fredericton, NB

10th NB Organic Forum

***POSTPONED to snow date February 15th***

Committed to learning more and contributing to the future of organic agriculture in New Brunswick?

The NB Organic Forum is a great chance to gather and get inspired by your organic peers, while also providing guidance to the ACORN team as they set goals for 2017-18.

We realize we've planned an event for Valentine's Day - we plan to celebrate our love for organics! We hope you join us!

This event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you register, especially if you are planning on joining for lunch (details below).


12:00pm Lunch & Registration
Join early for a lunch featuring local and organic ingredients catered by CE D'ICI ($10/person; registration required by February 7th for lunch)

1:15pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

1:30pm Implementing the NB Local Food & Beverages Strategy and Farm to School
Laurie-Anne Patenaude, NBDAAF

1:50pm ACORN & NB Organic Strategic Plan Update

2:20pm NBDAAF & ACORN partnerships: Season Extension funding program & tomato research project
Claude Berthélémé, NBDAAF

2:30pm Organic Federation of Canada Update
Tim Livingstone, NB representative

2:45pm BREAK

3:00pm Breakout discussion groups
Join in discussions on issues affecting organics in NB today, with a focus on priority actions for the coming year

  • How does the NB organic sector move forward in light of Real Food Connections' closure and other market changes in the province?
  • Considering the sector's progress on its Strategic Plan so far and the current context, what are the top three greatest priorities for 2017-18 for NB organics?
  • What research is needed to support the evolution and growth of the organic sector in New Brunswick?*

4:40pm Wrap-up & Closing

5:00pm End of day

*Results of this discussion will feed into the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada's Canadian Organic Research Needs and Priorities Assessment process.

***Snow date: February 15th***