Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 Issue is all about the power of biology! Readers will learn about microorganisms in compost, predatory insects in blueberry fields, yeasts in beer and more - all ways in which living things help us every day!

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Spring 2017

In this issue, you’ll find stories of dedicated people across the country working to enhance the quality, quantity and diversity of our agricultural genetic resources. The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, a project of USC Canada, is spearheading training and networking opportunities for seed growers and savers. Taking things to the next level are farmer-breeders, who are developing their own locally adapted varieties of everything from wheat to bell peppers, with the support of The Bauta Family Initiative. Turn the pages to read their inspiring stories about seeds!

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  • USC Canada's Seed Security Work Comes Home: The Bauta Family Initiative for Canadian Seed Security
    By Jane Rabinowicz
  • Local Pepper Varieties Taking Shape in Ontario
    By Dianne Dowling
  • DIY Crop Varieties: Farmers Take Control of Crop Genetics through Participatory Plant Breeding
    By Michelle Carkner
  • And Many More…

Spring 2016

This year, Canada's organic sector will be figuring out the day-to-day implications of working with the revised Canadian Organic Standard (COS). Included in this issue is a special centerfold spread that summarizes the "where and what" of the key revisions to the Canadian Organic Standard.

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  • Putting the “O” in Canada—what will the new government in Ottawa mean for organics?
    By Matthew Holmes
  • The 2016 Census of Agriculture and Canada’s organic farming
    By Statistics Canada
  • Biodegradable plastic mulches no longer allowed in Canadian organic production...What now?
    By Shannon Jones
  • And Many More…

Summer 2016

With summer in full swing, many of you have been experimenting and exploring possibilities to improve your systems, workloads, and yields—and circulated your results. An organic community hallmark is to share what you're learning, so others don’t have to reinvent the wheel. All the articles in our summer issue have that element in common, even though they come from farms different kinds, small and large, from all over Canada.

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  • The organic farmer and innovator behind CombCut
    By Joel Magnusson
  • Small, sustainable, intensive spelt production
    By John Dietz
  • Diversified grains production: Profile of Moose Creek Organic Farm
    By Amy Kremen
  • And Many More…

TCOG Fall/Winter 2016

Fall/Winter 2016

TCOG’s Fall/Winter issue explores the intersection of farming and family. When we live and work on the land, our lifestyles and values become intimately entwined with our business plans and job descriptions. Farming is a very personal profession.

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