Please consider attending this workshop that focuses on increasing the use of local food in public institutions in the Kingston region.
As well, feel free to share the invitation with your contacts who could be interested in attending.
Dianne Dowling, president, Local 316 National Farmers Union
member of the Food Policy Council for KFL&A
An opportunity to meet with people involved in the local food and farm system in the Kingston region
Hello Kingston area friends,
Please share the following email about openkingston.ca with your local networks, post about it on facebook, and tweet the link to the website:
Come wrap up the growing season with a young farmer social in Parham! We are bringing together beginning and young(ish) farmers, friends and foodies for two days of networking, sharing, learning and fun.
TO: NFU Members
"Canadians have until December 12 to comment to Health Canada on the neonicotinoid and pollinator health issue. Health Canada itself has stated "current agricultural practices related to the use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed are not sustainable."
(Guelph, ON): On October 16, Justice Beaudoin released his decision on the judicial review of the Appeal Tribunal’s denial of accreditation for the National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) for part of 2012 and all of 2013.
July 25, 2013. Ottawa – Two farmers have formally asked the Ontario government to carry out an environmental assessment of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa before the seed is sold in the province. Today, they launched an application under Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, the first ever request relating to the issue of GM crops.
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By Stuart Oke
It has been a quicker transition then one might think: suburban-raised kid to organic farmer in 5 years flat. The image of me manhandling the walk-behind rototiller, my sound dampening headphones on with my earphones tucked underneath, symbolizes that change. I plunge myself into a reality-muted Led Zeppelin concert with Robert Plant singing me praises for my crop rotation and ecologically-minded farming practises…
At the beginning of the New Farm Project this video was commissioned and it premiered at the first fall gathering.