Agriculture Protecting the Environment at Guelph Organic Conference

     Escarpment Views is a media sponsor for the Guelph Organic Conference again this year. It will take place at University of Guelph from Jan. 29 to 31, 2010. Here is some more information about it:


     We all have a shared goal of protecting the common environment. This includes the biodiversity of landscapes, climate, habitats, air and water. To this goal, in late January, hundreds of eco-minded individuals will flock to Guelph to tap the knowledge of agriculture’s best minds.
     Anne Freeman, Manager of the Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market and representative for the Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network, will facilitate ‘The Farmers’ Market Forum: Challenges, Opportunities & Connections For Producers & Communities.’ When asked why she believes this to be a timely and important offering at the 2010 conference, Freeman replied “Farmers’ markets play a key role in connecting urban and rural communities and contributing momentum to support of sustainable food choices. Through the forum we aim to discuss key features needed to make the markets engage a broader public and really work for producers.”
     The speakers include successful farmers and educators who are on the cutting edge of progress in harmony with nature. Together, they represent hundreds of years of experiencing the very challenges you might be facing. Whether you farm 80 acres or grow a small garden in your backyard, you’ll find the Organic Conference to be a great value for your money and well worth your time.

      With 30+ informative introductory and advanced workshops, 150+ trade show exhibitors and tasting fair on Saturday & Sunday, locally-sourced organic food, an inspirational keynote speaker and an interactive public forum, the GOC is considered one of the foremost educational and networking events in the organic community.
     From its humble beginnings with a handful of attendees as an afternoon seminar in 1982, the most recent 2009 event attracted an estimated 1750+ farmers, distributors, retailers, advocates and students.  


     How do you support organic agriculture, farming or gardening?

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