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Growing Strawberries Organically workshop

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Growing Strawberries Organically workshop

Time: February 11, 2012 all day
Location: Ottawa
Website or Map: http://www.cog.ca/shop/index.…
Event Type: farmer, workshop
Organized By: Colin Lundy
Latest Activity: Jan 10, 2012

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Event Description

Strawberries are known to have high levels of pesticide residues compared to most other crops. There is a strong public demand for organic strawberries, but the supply is very limited. The Growing Strawberries Organically workshop will help farmers tap into this important niche market. A companion to COG’s newly released Practical Skills Handbook Growing Strawberries Organically, this workshop covers important considerations and management strategies to successful organic strawberry production.

 

The Growing Strawberries Organically workshop is for organic growers wanting to diversify their farm or improve the quality and quantity of their organic strawberries, or conventional growers wanting to explore organic strawberries as an option, or simply to reduce their pesticide usage while still raising quality berries.

 

Date/Location:

-         Ottawa on Feb 11, 2012 (specific location still to be determined)

-         Guelph region TBD.

Cost: Includes lunch and a copy of COG’s Practical Skills Handbook Growing Strawberries Organically

-         $60 COG members

-         $70 for non-members

-         $35 for additional people from the same farm business (excludes book).

-         Additional books are $15 ea (reg $19-$22).

Facilitated by: Rob Wallbridge, Songberry Organic Farm

Register with Canadian Organic Growers:

-         online at www.cog.ca/shop/ (click “Events”)

-         by email office@cog.ca

-         by phone 1-888-375-7383.

More info:
(Ottawa) Colin Lundy, colin@cog.ca, 613-493-0020

(Guelph) Tegan Renner, outreach@cogwaterloo.ca, 226-251-3012

 

Funding for these workshops comes in part from Rural Association Partnership Program (RAPP) of the City of Ottawa, and the Agricultural Management Institute (AMI). AMI is part of the Best Practices Suite of programs for Growing Forward, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

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