Events & Education Listings
Did you know that ACORN has a full inventory of
May 4 Benefit for
Raymond Loo, of Springwillow Farms. This event will be on May 4, 2013
from 8:30pm until midnight at The Culinary Institute of Canada in
Charlottetown, PE. Admission is by donation at the door. For full
details, see here.
May 5-11 “Feed
the Soil” is the theme of the 19th annual Compost Awareness Week. The
Compost Council of Canada invites Canadians to think about the
importance of giving back to the soil that nourishes us. For a full
listing of events happening all across Canada, see here.
May 9 EOS
Eco-Energy will be hosting guest speaker Chris Nearing from Enterprise
Carshare for a Community Information Session on Carsharing. This is
your chance to learn about a carsharing opportunity for your community;
what it is, how it works, how it can save you money and help the
environment! Ever consider joining a carshare? Do you live in or near
the Tantramar Region (NB)? Want to get where you want, when you want,
without the hassle of owning a vehicle? Come find out how: 6:30 PM at
the Bridge St. Street Cafe (8 Bridge St.), Sackville N.B. This is your
chance to learn about a carsharing opportunity for your community; what
it is, how it works, how it can save you money and help the environment!
May 9-11 NS Food
Gathering in Halifax, NS at Dalhousie University. The NS Food Gathering
will bring together eaters, farmers, researchers, nutritionists, civil
servants, students, cooks, citizens, gardeners, and parents from across
the province to identify and animate actions to increase food security
in Nova Scotia. Stay tuned for more details!
May 16 ACORN
Webinar: Your Remarkable Market Stall: Marketing 101 for Organic
Growers with Jamey Coughlin. Time: 8pm (1-hour). This session is $10 or
free for ACORN members. Register by calling 1-866-322-2676 or email
May 19-20 Natural
Beekeeping Workshop for Beginners-based on Biodynamic Principles with
Klaus Langpohl. If you want to learn how to take care of bees without
the use of chemicals and maintain healthy hives, this session's for
you! Pre-registration required due to limited space (10 max). Location:
Bello Uccello Apiary, 7213 Plympton, HWY 101, Digby, NS. For more
information, please contact Klaus at email@example.com or call 1-902-837-1030.
May 25 March
Against Monsanto! Time: 2pm-5pm, Halifax, NS. Details: Meet at Victoria
Park on Spring Garden Rd. to march to the Grand Parade Square on
Barrington Street for a rally. Invite your friends and bring the kids!
This is a peaceful protest for those concerned about the freedom of
food and what Monsanto is doing to our planet. Bring signs, dress up
and have fun! See here.
May 25-June 9
Two-week residential intensive Permaculture Design Certification (PDC),
an internationally-recognized, seventy-two hour course that provides an
introduction to permaculture design as set forth by movement founder
Bill Mollison. The course will take place at both The Blockhouse School
Project and Solomon Brook Farm, 20 minutes away, with camping
accommodation at the farm either outdoors or in their dry barn. Cost is
$1200 (includes tuition, all meals and camping). Course is taught by
Graham Calder of P3 Permaculture. For full details, see here.
August 19 ACORN 2nd Beginner Farmer Symposium will be held in Sackville, NB. Stay tuned for more details!
August 19-September 2
The Falls Brook Centre (FBC) is hosting a Permaculture Design
Certificate Course. This is a residential course, in Knowlesville, NB,
with Permaculture specialist Mr. Grover Stock. Course fees include HST,
meals and accommodation: $1,300 - book now! The 2013 events schedule is
available at here. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A-Z of Organic Farming and Agroecology (see poster). This 4-week
course, addresses Living Seed, Living Soil and Living Food through a
scientific, practical, intellectual and holistic understanding of
organic farming at Earth University (Bija Vidyapeeth) on the biodiverse
Navdanya farm in Dehradun, India. Faculty includes Dr. Vandana Shiva,
Dr. Av Singh, the Navdanya team and others. Students will receive
certification from Navdanya upon course completion while gaining a deep
understanding of ecological agriculture and Earth Democracy. For
registration and full details, please email email@example.com.
September 21-28 Organic Week 2013! To get involved, please visit www.organicweek.ca
November 20-22 Save the Dates! The 2013 ACORN Conference and Trade Show will be held in Moncton, NB at the Delta Beausejour.