National Farmers Union New Farm Project 2009

Fall Gathering 2009 Summary

National Farmers Union New Farm Project Builds Farm Capacity and Farm Community at Fall Gathering

Titia & Kaitlin introduce the “Local Food – Local Chefs” project

Titia & Kaitlin introduce the “Local Food – Local Chefs” project

“Put your principles on paper, and use them in your decision-making.”

“Create a brand for your farm enterprise, and be diverse.”

“Try to mimic nature — combine animals and plants on your farm.”

“Listen to the ecology of your farm.”

“Try to be less stressed about the weather — what is bad weather for one crop is likely to be good for another.”

These were some of the recommendations from a panel of local farmers, talking about balancing ecology, economics and quality of life on the family farm at the Fall Gathering last month in Harrowsmith.

Panel members included: Emily Dowling, of Root Radical Community Shared Agriculture, Howe Island; Oliver Haan, Haanover View Farms, Marysville; Titia Posthuma, Ravensfield, Maberly; and John Wise, Wiseacres, Centreville.

Panel members included: Emily Dowling, of Root Radical Community Shared Agriculture, Howe Island; Oliver Haan, Haanover View Farms, Marysville; Titia Posthuma, Ravensfield, Maberly; and John Wise, Wiseacres, Centreville.

Panel members included: Emily Dowling, of Root Radical Community Shared Agriculture, Howe Island; Oliver Haan, Haanover View Farms, Marysville; Titia Posthuma, Ravensfield, Maberly; and John Wise, Wiseacres, Centreville.

Read more at the New Farm Project website


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