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2018 Food Safety Training & E-Learning Courses

  • Various courses offered May through November

Perennia has a full schedule of food safety training events from May to November - see the full offering here.

There is also an e-learning option for those who can't travel or don't have as much time to dedicate to training: Food Safety Fundamentals. Learn more


Great Idea to Viable Business

  • October 15 2018 - November 29 2018
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Perennia has partnered with SKU Foods to offer two new food retail training courses.  Each are six weeks with three in-person training/working on your business days with in store learning, and three webinar-based sessions.

Retail is often the goal for agricultural producers and agri-food and beverage processors.  Whether you are contemplating retail or are currently selling through retail, one  of these courses is for you.

This course - Great Idea to Viable Business - is for businesses in Nova Scotia that are thinking about retail and want to ensure they have the right product, the right target market, understand how a retail relationship works, how to price appropriately for retail, and develop a 12-month sales and marketing plan to really capitalize on retail.

Deadline to register is October 8th at www.perennia.ca/acceleratorprogram or by calling Dianne at (902) 678-7722.

Things you should know:

There are ten seat maximum for each course
There is category exclusivity based on when you registered – if you are the first cheese company to register, you will be the only cheese company in the course
The in-person courses are being held in Bedford for easy access
These courses are being subsidized with funding through the federal-provincial Canadian Agricultural Partnership. At $949 + HST for over 28 hours of hands on, personal training to move your Nova Scotia food business to the next level, it is well worth the investment for the potential sales at retail


The Taste of Pesticides, Roundup in your Food

  • Dalhousie University, Ondaatje Auditorium, Marion McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue

Gilles-Eric Seralini will be speaking at Dalhousie University (Ondaatje Hall) on Monday, November 5th at 7 PM.  Dr. Seralini will speak about glyphosate and RoundUpTM and their impacts on mammals.  Chef Jerome Douzelet will speak on the “Taste of Pesticides” based on his work with wines in France.

Free Event, Open to the public, donations welcomed

The lecture will be followed by a book signing and an opportunity to meet with community-based organizations engaged in environmental & social justice


ACORN Event
Cultivating Climate Resilience: Risks and Adaptation

Cultivating Climate Resilience: Risks and Adaptation

  • Nov. 12, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Centre Village, NB

Join ACORN and Sweet Soil Organic Farm for a farm tour and farmer-to-farmer workshop where you will have the opportunity to discuss with fellow farmers what to expect as the climate changes and how you can make your farm more resilient. 

This workshop is free! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP so we know how much to prepare.


ACORN Event
2018 ACORN Conference

2018 ACORN Conference

  • Delta, Charlottetown, PEI

Join us this year at the Delta Charlottetown! More information can be found on our conference website here!