Eco Farm Day 2017

Eco Farm Day 2017

This year’s theme is “The 3 Rs of Organic Agriculture: Restorative, Responsible, Resilient”.

Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for FarmersKeynote Speaker: Mark Shepard, author of “Restoration Agriculture: Real World Permaculture for Farmers”
Mark is the founder and President of the Restoration Agriculture Development, and CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises.

Other sessions include: Water management, the Farmersville Community Abattoir, women organic farmers, dealing with perennial weeds, records management, getting the most of your greenhouse, cover crop cocktails, parasite management in livestock, the Flow Hive, and much more!

Saturday Evening Movie: The Organic Life.
Eco Farm Day has teamed up with Transition Cornwall+, EarthWorks: Permaculture Community, and All Things Food to offer a FREE (donations accepted) screening of The Organic Life, a movie about a young man who decides to change directions and become an organic farmer. Details of this event on Facebook.
Showtime: 7:30pm
Location: St Lawrence Ballroom, Ramada Inn, Cornwall
FREE: donations accepted to cover cost of movie license

Sunday Full Day Workshops

1.  Restoration Agriculture on YOUR farm with Mark Shepard, New Forest Farm
Deepen your understanding of how to apply Restoration Agriculture concepts using your own farm as a case study. Find out more here.

2.  Introduction to Organic Certification, with organic inspector Delia Elkin. For conventional and organic farmers alike, this workshop will help participants understand ways to transition to organic production and understand the organic certification process. Find out more here.