Eco Farm Day, hosted by Canadian Organic Growers, Ottawa Chapter, is the leading learning and networking conference for organic agriculture in Eastern Ontario and beyond.
Last year’s 2009 edition hosted Eliot Coleman as keynote speaker, with 15 excellent workshops, over 35 exhibitors, a wonderful Friday evening gala, and over 315 registrants. Last year’s program and some past presentations are available online at www.ecofarmday.ca .
This year the Keynote speaker will be Wayne Roberts who manages the Toronto Food Policy Council (TFPC), a citizen body of 30 food activists and experts that is widely recognized for its innovative approach to food security. As a leading member of the City of Toronto’s Environmental Task Force, he helped develop a number of official plans for the city, including the Environmental Plan and Food Charter, adopted by Toronto City Council in 2000 and 2001 respectively. Many ideas and projects of the TFPC are featured in Roberts’ book The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food (2008).
We’ll be updating the event as information rolls out and you can check their website for updates as well.