“We speak a lot of the importance of sustainable food systems for healthy lives. Well, it starts with soils.” —José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General
What a happy coincidence that Canadian Organic Growers should celebrate its 40th anniversary during the Food and Agriculture Organization’s International Year of Soils!
To celebrate, our next issue- available November 20th- is a uniquely Canadian collection of practical and inspiring articles.
Read about organic and sustainable farmers from across Canada focused on how to build and maintain healthy and productive soils (some of the featured farms and topics are included in the photo gallery below). We’ve got updates on the use of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), what’s new in COG’s free lending library, and more!
This special issue also includes the story of COG’s role in supporting organic production in Canada over the past 40 years, as told by many of COG’s key supporters and volunteers– including that of Peter McQueen, who founded COG as a 16-year old! Click here to buy a copy (or extra copies) of this special issue.
FALL/WINTER issue preview: We are delighted to share our Q and A on managing and improving soil quality with dynamic, diversified livestock and CSA farmer Samantha Klinck: Livestock for soil building: Funny Duck Farms, ON.
Subscribe today to TCOG to help make it possible to put out more stories like this. Three beautiful print issues will be mailed to you each year, for $20.34 (includes taxes and shipping). Thanks for your interest!
-TCOG co-editors Stephanie Wells and Amy Kremen
PS: Don’t miss TCOG’s related post “Soil building with livestock: 10 photos.”