ACORN-NL Sustainable Farming Conference this Weekend!

Are you:

  • A conventional farmer looking for more information on ecological farming?
  • An organic farmer interested in expanding with value-added product?
  • A market gardener wishing to extend your production (and revenue) season?
  • An organic vegetable gardener interested in making better use of your space?
  • A teacher or youth advocate looking to involve young people in farming and food self-sufficiency?
  • A researcher interested in food policy initiatives in other provinces?
  • Do you just want to know how to help feed yourself and your family?

It’s all there, and much more… at ACORN-NL’s 1st Sustainable Farming Conference this weekend October 22-24… and they have an impressive lineup for you to choose from: workshops, on-farm practical sessions, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, even a by-appointment one-on-one with for info on organic certification standards


With keynote speakers and guest presenters including:
Theresa Schumilas (Ontario) – an organic farmer & expert in community economic development with local, sustainable food systems
Wayne Roberts (Ontario) – Mgr, Toronto Food Policy Council & author of “The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food”
Rupert Jannasch (N.Sc) – Organic Transition Specialist
Norbert Kungl (N.Sc) – Selwood Green Organic Farm & Pres. of Nova Horticultural Consultants

For registration info and the itinerary, check out the ACORN-NL website.

For further information contact:

Conference Coordinator: Mark Wilson 709.764.3169

or ACORN-NL Coordinator Alison Dyer 709.576.1312