Once upon a time, anyone could call their product “organic”. Consumers were beginning to take an interest in organic foods and other products, part of a growing desire to take better care of the Earth....
We’ve compiled a list of courses, certificates and programs offered across Canada—from practical gardening courses to university-level programs. Many of them are even online, so you can join from the comfort of your farm or closest café with Wi-Fi!
Field margins offer varied and considerable benefits at all scales, from landscapes of large grain fields to market gardens and small horticultural acreages.
A common organism is blocking diseases like botrytis and sclerotinia, and raising hopes among organic growers. No spray required, just bees.
Will Oddie, an organic grain farmer in Saskatchewan, discusses the barriers to sourcing organic seed, the difficult choices that follow and his hopes for the future of organic seed production in Canada.
Andrew Michalski's interest in genetic diversity extends beyond seeds to farm livestock. He raises rare, heritage breeds of sheep and cattle on his farm and sees the survival of these breeds dependent on finding a profitable purpose through niche marketing.
Bringing a do-it-yourself approach to plant breeding, four Ontario growers are developing early blocky sweet peppers for their region.