Mark Your Calendar for Ag Events in March!

We're excited to promote a host of exciting farm-related activities coming up in March. Please see the brief descriptions below or check out our Community Calendar for more details and links. Hope to see you at one or more of these upcoming events!

March 1st: Seedy Sunday

Join us at Peterborough's 10th Annual Seed Swap & Sale! There will be hands-on workshops, the popular Seed Exchange Area, and great company including seed vendors, community groups, gardeners, farmers, and more. 

Seedy Sunday Poster

March 4th-5th: East Central Farm Show

The 35th Annual East Central Farm Show will fill the Commonwell Exhibition Building at the Lindsay Fairgrounds with over 175 exhibitors. Stop by our booth to ask about our 2015 mentorship programs or learn more about funding opportunities available through the Kawartha Farm Stewardship Collective (KFSC).

2015 East Central Farm Show Flyer

March 27th: Ontario Farmland Forum

The Ontario Farmland Trust is holding the 11th annual Farmland Forum in east central Ontario! Farms at Work is pleased to be supporting this event as OFT's local partner. Come to Oshawa with us for the day to join the discussion and help shape the future of farmland protection in Ontario.

March 30th: The Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture in PTBO & The Kawarthas

This event is the 2nd Townhall and Public Information Session dedicated to informing the public of the predicted climate change scenarios for the region and how these changes could affect the agricultural sector. A group of stakeholders including Trent University, the Ontario Climate Consortium, Sustainable Peterborough, OMAFRA, and local NGOs will lead an open discussion and encourage public participation.

P.S. Don't forget! 

Registration is now open for Farms at Work's 2015 Mentorship Programs! This season's offerings include hands-on learning in these four sectors:

  • Beekeeping 
  • Sheep Farming
  • Pasture Management 
  • Maple Syrup Production

CLICK HERE for program information and registration details.