Courses and Workshops
workshops at Haliburton Farm
Education and community involvement are central components of the Society’s plan for Haliburton Farm. The farm hosts occasional workshops for organic farmers, gardeners, and consumers. We work collaboratively with local schools, colleges and universities to provide hands-on learning in organic growing and urban biodiversity. The Society also has a classroom space for your post-tour educational activities. Check our blog or Facebook pages for information about upcoming events and workshops.
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Preparing for Organic Certification
February 24th, 2023
10 am to 3 pm
Join us in the farmhouse to learn the ins and outs of organic certification. Bring your questions, and your forms if you have them, and gain expert advice on the organic certification process and requirements.
Instructor: Megan Halstead, Regional Agrologist
*This event is funded by the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Program through the Ministry of Agriculture. It is available to current farmers and people interested in starting an organic farm operation. There is no fee to attend and lunch will be provided.
Small Orchard Restoration and Maintenance
February 25th, 2023
A full day seminar on small orchard restoration and maintenance.
Inspired by the number of heritage fruit trees on the Island that could be brought back into production with proper care, this workshop was developed for farmers and small orchard caretakers to develop holistic orchard management practices for increased production and climate change mitigation.
Includes lecture, lunch, and hands on pruning and grafting techniques.
Instructor: Tim Fryatt – LifeCycles Project
*This event is funded by the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Program through the Ministry of Agriculture. It is intended for current farmers, individuals interested in developing a small orchard farm business, and orchard caretakers. There is no fee to attend and lunch will be provided.