This resource list includes links to organizations that support ecological farmers. Check out the wide range of information available to new and experienced farmers.
The 'Food for Thought' resource kit provides students with the information the need to understand the importance of all agriculture (organic or not) and to make the best choices they can as consumers.
Farm Update 2010
A new Decade of Genetically Modified Crops in Ontario
The Ins and Outs of Running a CSA in Ontario
Fleming College's Sustainable Agriculture Coop Program
A dynamic 12 month program designed for new and beginner farmers seeking an intensive, applied learning experience in sustainable, ecological or natural farming methods.
Check their website for more information.
Farmstart aims to encourage and support a new generation of entrepreneurial, ecological farmers.
Canadian Organic Growers (COG) is a national charitable organization with members in all regions of Canada. COG is connected to the regions through eleven regional Chapters, four affiliated organizations, and to the international organic community through membership in the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).
Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) is a non-profit membership-driven association. OCO Members from along the organic value chain, from producer to processor to retailer to eater, work together to encourage the adoption of organic farming practices, provide critical support systems for Ontario organic growers, and increase access to Ontario organics for all those along the organic value chain.
Everdale is a teaching farm that provides hands-on, solution-based food and farming education to build and engage healthy local communities. To accomplish this we deliver a wide range of hands-on learning programs on food and farming to people of all ages and backgrounds.
CRAFT Ontario is your gateway to a farming internship experience that will change your life. Maybe your dream is to have your own organic farm one day. Or maybe you want to learn some food-growing and hands-on skills that can be applied in other careers and lifestyles. Whatever your long term goals are, a farming internship is a powerful experience that will equip you with the tools and insights to make a real difference in the world. You’ll never be the same again!
Just Food's mission is to work towards a vibrant, just and sustainable food system in the Ottawa region.
Farms At Work
Farms At Work's mission is to promote healthy and active farmlands within the region of east central Ontario.
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) conducts organic farming research and provides knowledge transfer and extension services for organic farmers. The OACC is committed to education by way of web courses in organic agriculture, organic farming methods, organic field crops, organic pest and weed management, organic livestock production, composting and transition to organic farming.
Rodale Institutes’ New Farm
New Farm has inspired and informed farmers worldwide for more than 30 years – first in print and now online.
Featured in this section are farmer-to-farmer resources, articles and personal stories that explain how to make organic farming profitable and build supportive communities.
Guelph Organic Conference
A great resource for current articles and facts about everything organic.
National Agriculture Information Service
- great source of publications, webinars, and forums on ecological production
Organic Federation of Canada
List of brand name produts for use as inputs in Organic Agriculture