This event is being hosted at the Guelph Organic Conference, upstairs from the trade show at the University Centre, University of Guelph, this weekend.
The signs are not good. Two really great local food places have closed down in Wellington County this year. They were big players when I helped with the launch of the region’s taste~real local food brand in 2011. Over and over again, I hear people say that they love the idea of local food butContinue reading “Is Local Food “Making It” in Ontario?”
Is this what it means to reclaim the miracle of life? And so long as you haven’t experienced this: to die and so to grow, you are only a troubled guest on this dark earth. ~ Goethe likening to a moth, “insane for the light,” drawn toward the flames of a candle ….
“I wish there was more profit in farming,” one farmer says. “There is,” the other replies. “In year 2015 the C.E.O.s of Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer and John Deere combined made more money than 2,129 Iowa farmers.” (article here)
The art of true listening is when someone gives another their undivided attention. What a gift! The other can also be the land, Earth, Nature. In an Agricultural Testament (1940), Sir Albert Howard reminds us that: If you want to know how to use the land, look at the way Nature uses land. Look atContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursday: True Listening”
Syntropic Agriculture – “If we changed our perception and recognised nature as a great ally, a great inspiration, we would really change the way we behave towards the planet.”
Our first formal newsletter is out! It defines – very much in draft – who we are becoming. Newsletter. You can subscribe here if you wish to stay informed. The Farming For A Future Network (FFFN) is a farm and food based gathering of minds, sharing similar beliefs and values about the future of agriculture.Continue reading “Farming for a Future Network”
By celebrating pulses in 2016, we can all help to increase public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses, how to use them as a good source of protein in our diet over meat, and encourage farm practices that use them in improved crop rotations to address soil health (last year’s International Year topic). AccordingContinue reading “International Year of Pulses 2016”