Video: Providing new farmers with resources, tools and support to get started

This video features “Exploring Your New Farm Dream” graduate Tamas Dombi, farmer and owner of Kind Organics. FarmStart’s goal is to encourage and support a new generation of farmers to develop locally oriented, ecologically sound and economically viable enterprises. Their aim is to provide new farmers with the resources, tools and support necessary to get…

Guelph Organic Conference – January 26-29, 2012

The Guelph Organic Conference is this weekend, January 26-29, at the Guelph University Centre. The conference begins on Thursday with a day of workshops about co-ops in recognition of 2012 being the U.N. International Year of Co-operatives. Other workshops throughout the weekend include topics such as Financial Viability, Organic Livestock Care and Management, and Trends in the Organic Cropping World. Throughout the…

Green Party Platform

Greenpages contributor Jen McLaughlin interviews party candidates in advance of the Ontario election. Her summary of the Green platform is below. The Green Party platform focuses on 5 areas: Jobs, Energy, Food, Health and Good Government. I interviewed three candidates from the Green Party: Steve Dyck from the Guelph riding, Rob Strang from the Dufferin-Caledon…