Save the date – 2019 EFAO Conference in Belleville + How to be involved

Save the Date! Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference December 2 – 5, 2019 | Belleville, ON Workshops: Over 30 intermediate and advanced-level + full-day intensives Keynotes: 3 inspiring presentations 2-Day Trade Show: 25+ ecological businesses and organizations Farmer-led Research: Pre-conference Symposium Banquet Dinner: Member recognition ceremony and live music Don’t miss: Farmer-to-farmer sessions, new farmer events, community meetings, farm tours, locally and ecologically-sourced meals Stay tuned for more information about the venue, program and all other details for what promises to […]

Win $1000 for your Farm Innovation!

Once again this year, Carrot Cache is offering a $1,000 prize for innovative, low-cost solutions to planting, harvesting, and managing food grown on an Ontario urban or rural organic farm. Farmers can share proven, creative inventions already in use on-farm that help build financial and environmental sustainability. Share with your farm friends, nominate yourself, or nominate someone you […]

The Daisy Awards are back!

Drawing inspiration from Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe’s Arthur Awards, we are looking to EFAO members to contribute their nominations to the Daisy Awards! Nominate someone who made your season better – the award can be for anything: a good deed, a helping hand, inspiration from afar. It’s up to you to nominate and come […]

Callout for Conference Art!

Each year, the EFAO conference program and promotional materials showcase a work of art from an artist in the ecological farming community. Each piece reflects the conference theme, and also the diverse creative abilities of ecological farmers and their supporters. We’re seeking artwork to illustrate this year’s conference theme, Regeneration: Seeds, Soils & Community Connection.  […]

Announcing the 2018 EFAO Conference!

December 4-6, 2018 London, ON   We’re so excited to announce the 2018 EFAO Conference details! With a community focus, a strong seed production stream, and the same practical farming information you look forward to each year, this 5th annual conference is not to be missed. Those interested in seed production will be pleased that […]

Reserve your Trade Show booth now!

Reserve your Trade Show booth now! Join the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) for our 5th Annual Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference, December 4th to 6th in London! This year’s Conference, offered in conjunction with the Eastern Canadian Organic Seed Growers’ Network’s (ECOSGN) bi-annual Conference, will once again offer cutting edge training and an inspiring social gathering for […]

Join the 2018 Conference Program Advisory Committee!

It’s that time of year already!  We’re looking for members to help set the program for the 2018 Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference. Time requirements include some emailing and 1-2 phone calls. Contact Katie Baikie (katie@efao.ca, 519-822-8606) by Monday, February 12 to express your interest.

2017 Conference Summary

The EFAO 2017 Conference was like a family gathering for me. I arrived with my partner and farmer mentor, walked into the main room which was actually glowing with people who had gathered from all over Ontario ready for a full meal. Many were hugging and sharing stories of the closing season, some looking like they […]

Something for the kids!

Thinking of attending the conference, but wondering what your kids will do? They probably don’t want to sit through conference sessions, but they’d love to spend some time in the childcare room! Childcare is available during the day Thursday and Friday, lunches can be provided for an additional cost (age dependent), and time will be […]

Enter to win the Carrot Cache $1000 Innovation Prize!

The Carrot Cache is once again, offering a $1,000 prize for innovative, low cost solutions to planting, harvesting, and managing food grown on an Ontario urban or rural organic farm. Farmers can share proven, creative ways already in use on-farm to build financial and environmental sustainability. Past winners have won the prize for everything from […]