TCO Cert (TransCanada Organic Services) is holding a pair of field days on July 28.
Its Alberta chapter — the Alberta Organic Producers Association — is holding its field day at the Daryl Cole Farm near Vegreville in conjunction with the Alberta Innovates Technology Futures research station.
The research of interest to organic farmers includes hemp, flax, faba bean, and artichoke. Daryl Cole is growing Red Fife and Einkorn heritage wheat. An organic lunch hosted by AOPA will be available at the Cole farm. Please contact Kathy at [email protected] or 780-939-5808 by July 11 if you plan to attend.
The field day SaskOrganics — TCO Cert’s Saskatchewan chapter — will be a bus tour starting at the Keewatin Farm near Regina.
The tour includes Son Tanner Sales Ltd. (Combcut plots and operation — a Swedish machine for cutting thistles in-crop); PV Waste Solutions (soil recycling, composting, and wood-chipping operations); Zee Bee Honey (honey operation); Over the Hill Orchards (tour of fruit orchards, pie and coffee included); and Keewatin Farm (green manure/cover crop plots with cover crop practitioner Garry Richards).
The cost is $65, which includes the bus, lunch, pie and BBQ supper. Pre-registration is required, payment holds your seat on the bus. To register, contact Robyn Hamann at 306-781-4701 or [email protected]. Directions to Keewatin Farm will be given at the time of registration.
TCO Cert is a not-for-profit organization accredited as an organic certifying body. For more info, visit tcocert.ca.