Participants will be sent out Zoom information in advance of the conference sessions.

Closing Session: Moving Forward

We are in the midst of social and economic upheaval unlike anything that most of us have experienced. But underneath the challenges, there are opportunities to create a brighter future. What this means for EFAO is that we want to look creatively at both our content, as well as our delivery, to ensure that we’re […]

Mapping a Successful Silvopasture

Silvopasture integrates trees, grazing animals, and forages in a mutually beneficial ecosystem that has been rated #1 among all agriculture solutions to a changing climate. In this session, learn approaches to planning based on environmental and soil qualities, tree species selection, spacing and patterning of plantings, paddock design for rotational grazing and more utilizing Google […]

Connecting with Your Neighbours

Farming is deeply personal. Talking about soil health and ecological practices with neighbours who farm differently than you can easily create conflict and defensiveness. Can we connect and communicate better? Guided by theory and grounded in real farm experience, this session will outline a transformative approach to conflict and communication, leaving you with practical tools to connect better […]

Innovation and Community in Urban Agriculture

Join Cheyenne Sundance for an in-depth look at Sundance Harvest, a 1/3 acre year-round, ecological, urban farm rooted in social justice and located in Toronto. In addition to selling produce through an online farm store and in-person farmers market, Sundance Harvest runs a free urban agriculture mentorship program with the goal of nurturing and growing […]

Opening Session: Farmer-led Advocacy for Climate Action

Join for an inspiring look at how farmers and farm organizations are advocating for climate action in agriculture across Canada. NFU Director of Climate Crisis Policy, Darrin Qualman, will provide an overview of the science of climate change and what can be done in terms of mitigation. Karen Ross, Director of Farmers for Climate Solutions, and Gillian Flies […]

Taming Tillage: Low/No-till Vegetable Lightning Talks

As many farmers move to reduce and eliminate tillage, EFAO is hosting a session for vegetable growers to share successes and challenges from farms throughout Ontario.  Farmers will share their successes, continued challenges, curiosities and plans for future seasons in short, exciting presentations.