Getting Started With Organic Farming
Want to access the notes or powerpoint from a workshop you attended at ACORN's annual organic conference? These resources include videos, PowerPoints and notes collected over the years from ACORN's annual organic conference and trade show. Workshop topics span all categories!
Resources include basic overview of pollination and beekeeping, with information about common pollinators and creating pollinator-friendly farms.
Your one-stop-shop for organic farm business management, including tips on marketing, direct sales, community supported agriculture, working with restaurants and retailers, wholesale tips, and an updated list of grants available to farmers in the Atlantic region.
This category is vast, with resources addressing the transition process (including The Organic Path: How to go Organic in Atlantic Canada), record-keeping, the benefits of certification as well as Frequently Asked Questions.
ACORN has been supporting the growing Community Supported Agriculture system through workshops, webinars and annual data collection for over 5 years now. Resources include workshop notes and PowerPoint presentations as well as annual survey results and information from our 3-Year CSA Trend Report.
Permaculture and Biodynamic methods are two examples of agriculture methods complementary to organic production.
This section offers resources on organic farmshare programs—also known as CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)—in Atlantic Canada.
From cooking and preserving to reasons to choose organic, the Food Skills section is a growing resource for those concerned about how and what they eat.
Ressources disponsibles en francais sont: Vollailes; Rotations; Fromage; Fourrages Bio; Certification; Guide d'utilisaion des culture-abris aux Maritimes; benifices de certification; Selection dâ€™un site; Semences Bio; Cultures Abris; Fertilisation dâ€™Ã©tablissement; Guide ASC;
Production information about blueberries, currants, strawberries, haskap, bramble berries, grapes, tree fruit and orchards, stone fruit and so much more!
New to farming, not sure where to start? This category has resources intended for you, including considerations for purchasing or leasing land, resources to help you make the right choices for your future farming career, and introductory guides to organic farming basics.
organic production information, including weed management, fertility management, cover cropping and crop rotation, seeding rates, variety trials and so much more!
Looking for production information on a specific vegetable crop? Vegetables, flowers, market gardening techniques, mushrooms, shrubs, trees, windbreaks, herbs and more converge under this category.
Tips, tricks and tools for setting up farm infrastructure and buying farm equipment.
What you need to know about raising organic animals including poultry, sheep, cattle, swine, goats, and dairy animals, including resources on grass-fed, pasture management, growing your own feed and more.
This section includes an extensive resources, including ACORNâ€™s 2012 & 2013 Organic Inputs Directory.
There are many methods of extending the growing season, including storage, root cellaring, hoophouses, greenhouses, row covers, and more!
Growing for seed, learning to save seed and storing and marketing seed are all topics a good farmer should knowâ€“â€“from vegetable to grain, check out these seed saving resources for your farm.
Soil, the foundation of organic agriculture, is also about what you plant, as a result, this section includes information about soil biology, fertility, soil tests as well as cover crops, crop rotations and creating rich compost, compost teas and more!
Just because you donâ€™t live in the country, doesnâ€™t mean you can farm!
There are many ways to â€œadd valueâ€ to your farm products that increase your farm product diversity and income. These resources cover ideas, â€œhow-toâ€ and more related to value added production for farm operations.