Employment Opportunity: Agriculture Outreach Coordinator
Organization: Organic Alberta
Location: Ideally position would be located out of Edmonton office, although highly qualified candidates located in other locations within the three Prairie Provinces will be considered.
Position: Assistant Garden Manager
Type: Ten month contract position, with opportunity to extend. Full time monthly paid position, housing available.
Organization: Seeds to Greens CSA
Location: SE corner of Calgary, Alberta.
The Ontario Beekeepers’ Association is notifying Ontario beekeepers that a class action has been filed by Siskinds LLP to recover damages suffered by beekeepers due to the widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides. If successful, beekeepers who join the Class could recover losses and damages from as far back as 2006.
Over 50 people visited Midmore Farms north of Morinville as part of the Aug. 6. Ward and Jo-Anne Middleton hosted the curious crowd and showed inter-cropped getting their crops up and growing to out-compete the weeds. He pointed to his wild oat wheat and flax, peas and canola, a multi-crop plowdown and seabuckthorn windrows in a custom grazing silvipasture.
In the spring of 2014, the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) and the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society (PACS) agreed to support OrganicInputs.ca as the main national inputs directory, in replacement of their own inputs lists. An ACORN staff member said, “Supporting this national tool makes sense. Having a unified directory of approved inputs for organic production saves valuable time and ensures that the information stays current and relevant to the needs of the site users.” And from the PACS Certification Committee; “We get lots of enquiries from manufacturers interested in listing their products and we have referred all of them to OrganicInputs.ca for a long time now. We really like the website and find it easy to use.” All of the products in the OrganicInputs.ca directory are either approved for use or have been found compliant according to the Canadian organic standard by an Organic Certification Body or the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI).