Sat, Feb 23, 2013
Ramada Inn, Cornwall, ON
COG office: 613-244-4000 ext 2
Visit COG’s website here for complete info on Eco Farm Day.
Eco Farm Day is eastern Ontario’s premier farm conference. Organic, transitional and conventional farmers of field crops, market gardens, and livestock rely on Eco Farm Day for the best training, information, and commerce opportunities. Over 350 people come back every year for the social event, the networking, the positive atmosphere, the trade show, the workshops and the great food! Poster
Eco Farm Day is hosted by Canadian Organic Growers, Ottawa – St. Lawrence – Outaouais Chapter. COG is your national voice for organics in Canada. COG OSO hosts major activities to the benefit of organic consumers and farmers. Our mission is to lead local and national communities towards sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre while respecting nature, upholding social justice and protecting natural resources.
Keynote Speaker: Maude Barlow
Council of Canadians, www.canadians.org
Water: Emerging Issues for the Organic Producer
Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right by the UN. She is also the author of dozens of reports, as well as 16 books, including the international best seller Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle for the Right to Water.