An ACORN Event

Organic Ambassador Online Training

Date(s) Training will start week of September 11th (details TBA)
Location

Webinar

Organic Ambassador Online Training

Full training details and registration coming soon! Check back August 16th.
The online training series will feature 3-4 one-hour-long evening sessions starting the week of September 11th. All program questions can be directed to tegan@acornorganic.org.

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Interest in organic food has resulted in incredible growth in the organic industry, with major brands and stores taking organic products into the mainstream. With more choice, decisions about buying organic food seem more complex and confusing. With so many options and so much (mis)information, we all have questions and we all need to share information and talk about these important issues.

The vision for the Organic Ambassador program is to build a network of volunteers and advocates across Atlantic Canada - a group of passionate consumers, equipped with training and tools, acting as allies for organic farmers by starting these conversations and championing organics in their communities (while farmers focus on farming!*).

Being a part of the Organic Ambassador program will provide you with the information, skills and support to:

  • Dispel organic food myths and increase consumer clarity about what organic really means
  • Promote organic options in your community
  • Help raise awareness of ACORN and local organic agriculture
  • Empower others by sharing a greater understanding of important food and farming issues

Once the Organic Ambassador training is complete, there are countless ways you can have these conversations about local organic food. ACORN will be coordinating a series of opportunities for Organic Ambassadors to table at events (e.g. Wellness Expo, farmers' markets, food festivals, etc), but is also very open to hearing your ideas of how you'd like to be involved, and also realizes that you may only be able to commit to spreading the word among friends and family. All these conversations meet the same goal of sharing clear information about local organic food!

We will explore all these possibilities in the online training series, so if you're not sure yet how you might want to be involved, join us for the training and also:

  • Increase your knowledge of local organic food and farming
  • Improve your communication and marketing skills
  • Connect with like-minded individuals across the region
  • Become empowered to generate an organic buzz in your community!

*ACORN first launched its Organic Ambassador program in 2016 with a focus on providing farmers and retailers with communications training and clear and consistent messaging on organics. This online, consumer-oriented training is phase 2 of the program. Check out our visual program overview or contact tegan@acornorganic.org to learn more.