News & Events
New Farmers Network: Monthly Meetup
Join other prospective and new farmers in East Central Ontario in a supportive farming network. Together we will create an informal space to share, inquire, listen, learn, and connect. Join when you can!
Monthly Meetups will occur on the last Tuesday of each month, starting Tuesday April 25th at 11:30am, via zoom.
Please register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlf-yhqDkuHddm45FH8TKZrZ2GsEFZau_7
Register Now - Soil Heath Supports for Farmers - next week
There is a lot of soil health support available to Central Ontario farmers - but who offers it? And what exactly do they offer? Register now for this free workshop where speakers from a wide range of organizations will provide an overview of how they can help you. Hosted by the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative
Free - with optional donation
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/de-mystifying-soil-health-support-for-farmers-tickets-272277026917
Peterborough Farmers: Two important meetings
You must register for each of these important meetings next week where the Official Plan will be discussed as it relates to Agriculture. This is the culmination of several years of work by the County and has implications for the coming decade.
1. Presentation by planner Margaret Walton from Planscape to discuss their report the Peterborough County draft Official Plan, Agricultural Policies
The background to this issue and resources, including the video of Margaret Walton's July presentation to Peterborough farmers, as well as a link to Planscape's new Report, may be found on the Agricultural Roundtable website here: https://ptboagnews.com/land-use-policy-and-planning
Register until Sunday March 14 at 3PM here: https://forms.gle/e6axd2ycsppDBLcq5
2. Public online consultations on the new Official Plan
March 17 6PM is the date that agricultural aspects of the Official Plan will be open for discussion.
The Natural Heritage meeting on March 24th may also be of interest as there is an overlap of agricultural areas and natural heritage features and people may want to be aware of the restrictions in and around those features on a broader scale.
If you wish to participate in an electronic meeting in real time, register by email no later than 4:00p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled public open house and you will be provided with an invitation to join the meeting using your computer or phone. Email: NewCountyOP@ptbocounty.ca
Please indicate in your email which open houses you will be attending.
All details may be found at this link: https://www.ptbocounty.ca/en/
Webinar: Regenerative Agriculture and Climate Change
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 7:00pm
What is Regenerative Agriculture? What does it have to do with Climate Change? Can local farms adopt Regenerative approaches on their farms? Pat Learmonth, from Farms at Work, will address these questions at a 4RG Virtual Meet on Monday January 10 at 7PM. There will be time for discussion and questions. Organized by For Our Grandchildren
To register, email email@example.com
New video on Fibre Farming
Farms at Work has just published a new short film spotlighting local farmers that produce fibre from sheep and alpacas. The film also looks at how the fibre is processed and sold locally to the community. Check out "From the Farm to You: The Story of Fibre in our Community" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5j7CynnEFA It will be shown in 10 classrooms over the next couple of months. Students will have the opporutntiyto interact over Zoom with a farmer form the film so they can ask questions.
The film can also be viewed from the Local Food Peterborough website, where there are approximately 30 films covering the activities of farms in the region! https://localfoodptbo.ca/know-your-farmer-videos/
Thanks to the Pathways to Stewardship and Kinship project for funding that made this film possible.