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Organic Week photo contest – Be featured on our new website!

There are some pretty big things happening at the COABC right now, including a brand new website! We’re busy putting together a fresh, collaborative space that will engage BC’s organic sector on all levels, from producer to consumer, and will provide better support through improved tools, information and resources. And that’s where you come in:… Keep Reading

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COABC Announces Enhancement of Online Tools and Brand Refresh

Vernon, BC [Sept. 2, 2020] – This fall, the voice of British Columbia’s organic sector will have a stronger digital presence and a refreshed look. The Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC) received $60,565 in funding from the Governments of Canada and British Columbia to be put towards the enhancement of online tools as… Keep Reading

Off-Grid Organic Farm Shifts to iCertify: Solstedt Organics

Corinne Impey Tucked into the wilderness of the Fraser River Canyon, water flows from a glacial-fed creek on Ashala Daniel’s off-grid five-acre organic farm, Solstedt Organics. Living with a palpable link to the land, Ashala applies low-energy practices and sustainable farming techniques that minimize the dependence on machinery in the garden. She has fruit trees… Keep Reading

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Changes to internal mailing lists and COABC listserve

In addition to our very exciting website build and brand refresh, we’ve changed our email server, which has impacted our mailing lists. Internal lists Since the server switch, some emails have been ending up in users’ spam folders. We’ve sent emails to all of the lists—please check all of your folders and either re-add the… Keep Reading

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COVID-19 Resources for Organic Farmers and Producers in BC

The COABC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in BC and is working hard to determine the impacts, stay on top of the latest information and keep the organic sector informed. Below is a list of resources that will be updated frequently. If you have a resource to add, please get in touch with communications@certifiedorganic.bc.ca.… Keep Reading

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COABC COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the COABC office has decided to take precautionary measures to protect our employees and our community. The COABC office will move to a ‘work at home’ scenario for employees to implement recommendations regarding social distancing. Doctors are recommending that anyone able to work from home, should. By Wednesday,… Keep Reading

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2020 COABC Award Winners

Each year at the BC Organic Conference, we present two awards: The Brad Reid Award, which honours an innovative leader who has strengthened the organic community by moving the sector forward, and the Bedrock Award, which honours a person (or persons) for their work on the foundations of organics. We’re pleased to tell you a… Keep Reading

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2020 BC Organic Conference Keynote – Dag Falck

The 2020 BC Organic Conference was held over the February 28 – March 1 weekend in Richmond, BC. We were thrilled to welcome Dag Falck, Organic Program Manager at Nature’s Path Foods, as our Keynote Speaker. In his Keynote, BC Organic: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future, Dag examined some of the current threats and… Keep Reading

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iCertify, COABC’s Online Organic Certification System, is now live

After much hard work and contributions from many COABC members, we are excited to announce that iCertify, COABC’s new online organic certification system, is now live! Designed to support organic operators and certifiers in BC, iCertify is an innovative province-wide online tool for organic certification. This user-friendly, secure online system streamlines the organic certification process,… Keep Reading

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Thank You Jen Gamble, and Welcome Eva-Lena Lang!

By Carmen Wakeling Thank you, Jen Gamble By now, most of the organic community has heard the news that Jen Gamble has made a personal and professional development decision and is leaving the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia. As a friend and colleague, I wish Jen all the best in her future. Wherever she… Keep Reading

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