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Federal Government Set to Abandon Organic Agriculture

By Jim Robbins The Canadian government is dropping funding for the review and interpretation of the Canadian Organic Standards (COS). The Standards must be updated every five years in order to remain relevant to evolving organic practice and in order to be useful in organic equivalency agreements with other countries. Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC)… Keep Reading

Harvesting Wisdom: Protecting our Life-Source

By Abra Brynne Farmers fulfill a complex set of roles. You grow and raise food that nourishes others—some of whom you may meet and some you will not. You are also entrepreneurs with a vested and real interest in seeing your business survive and, better yet, thrive. When you add organics into this mix, it… Keep Reading

Ask an Expert: Fire Season Need-to-Knows

By Emma Holmes The BC Wildfire Service website has information on current wildfire activity, evacuation alerts and orders, wildfire preparedness information, and an interactive map, etc. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries (AFF) supports livestock relocation during emergencies. See website here for more information. AFF supports Wildfire 2021 Emergency Feed Program that is meant… Keep Reading

Organic Stories: Kloverdalen Farm – K’ómoks Territory, Courtenay, BC

Learning and Sharing at Kloverdalen Farm Moss Dance Kloverdalen Farm is a beautiful patch of great farmland in the Comox Valley producing mixed organic veggies. It is owned and operated by Kira Kotilla and Ingemar Dalen, along with their two adorable kids, Eilif and Olin. I met Kira Kotilla in the Comox Valley. My five-acre… Keep Reading

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