Spring 2020

TCOG

Table of Contents Green Roofs and Roof Gardens: The Sky’s the Limit for Organic Growing BY ELIZABETH JAMES The Living Soil: No-Till Farming in Quebec BY JOCELYN MICHON Korean Natural Farming: The Potential Solution to Country-Wide Pollution BY AMANDA WILLIAMS Manitoba Grain CSA Connects Small Organic Farmers and Local Community BY FABIANA LI New Federal Requirements for Fruits and Vegetables: …

Summer 2019

TCOG

Table of Contents A Conversation with Three Small Canadian Seed Companies BY JULIA DIMAKOS Sage Wisdom in a Winnipeg Garden Centre BY JULIENNE ISSACS Raising Dexter Cattle in PEI BY KATHY BIRT How Soil Carbon Can Help Tackle Climate Change BY DEREK LYNCH Federal Review of Regulations Governing Seeds: What We All Need to Know BY CARLY LIVINGSTONE Growing Vertically …

Spring 2019

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Table of Contents Soil, Soil, Soil! The Foundation of the Organic Garden. BY CATHY HANSEN, EMILY HANSEN, THERESA SCHUMILAS, HEATHER LEKX, KRISTA LONG, & SARAH CHISHOLM RYDER Crop Rotation: The Organic Gardening Secret BY CATHY HANSEN, EMILY HANSEN, THERESA SCHUMILAS, HEATHER LEKX, KRISTA LONG, & SARAH CHISHOLM RYDER A Brief Glance at Companion Planting BY CATHY HANSEN, EMILY HANSEN, THERESA …

Fall/Winter 2018

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Table of Contents What is Regenerative Agriculture? BY ANANDA FITZSIMMONS Regenerative Agriculture in the North BY KIM RAPATI Spray Creek Ranch: Organic and Regenerative Ranchers BY MICHELLE TSUTSUMI AND TRISTAN BANWELL High-Tech Heads Outside: Introducing Robotics to Pastured Poultry Production BY JOANNE THIESSEN MARTENS We are all Invited to Starhawk’s Table: Regenerative Farms and Communities BY ACORN STAFF Research Corner: …

Spring 2018

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Table of Contents Canada’s Organic Coming of Age BY STEPHANIE WELLS Four Principles of Organic Agriculture BY SHANNON JONES Organic Principles Through the Years BY JOANNE THIESSEN MARTENS Creating and Maintaining Organic Standards BY NICOLE BOUDREAU Why I Choose Certification BY LYZETTE LAMONDIN Putting the Organic Principles into Action BY KATE STOREY The Organic Science Cluster II BY THE ORGANIC …

Summer 2018

Kayla

Table of Contents Forest Gardening: How to Design Your Farm in Nature’s Image for Healthier Land, Financial Freedom and the Time to Enjoy It BY TAKOTA COEN BY ELIZABETH JAMES Cuisine Soleil: Innovators at Home BY SARAH JEAN HARRISON Increasing Potato Production Through Efficient Growing Practices BY JULIA THOMSON Sprouting: Nutrient-Dense Affordable Food You Can Grow BY PAULINE HALSTEAD Innovating …

Fall/ Winter 2017

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In this issue you’ll find: Stories of how producers grow the organic products we eat—from wild rice in northern Manitoba to pork in Quebec. Meet an individual farmer who was at the forefront of the organic farmer-chef connection in the Ottawa area Meet a Prairie farmer co-op of 60+ members that has been a leader in traceability, to assure customers …

Summer 2017

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Table of Contents Special Delivery: Testing a Natural Disease Blocker Delivered by Bees BY JOHN DIETZ Organic Gardens: Planting Memories for A Future Yet To Be BY ELIZABETH JAMES Fermentation: Biology’s Gift to Beer Drinkers BY SARAH CHISHOLM RYDER Research Corner: Know Thy Natural Enemy BY G. CHRISTOPHER CUTLER Getting Something From Nothing: The Unsung Value of Field Margins BY …

Spring 2017

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Table of Contents USC Canada’s Seed Security Work Comes Home: The Bauta Family Initiative for Canadian Seed Security BY JANE RABINOWICZ Local Pepper Varieties Taking Shape in Ontario BY DIANNE DOWLING DIY Crop Varieties: Farmers Take Control of Crop Genetics through Participatory Plant Breeding BY MICHELLE CARKNER Growing Seed for Seed Companies on Local Organic Vegetable Farms BY DANIEL BRISEBOIS …