For more than 10 years, Hali has lived up to its special ALR status as a Demonstration Farm. We’ve taken our educational role seriously, establishing great relationships with local schools, colleges and training programs. We’ve hosted food-growing workshops, given countless farm tours, taken on apprentices and mentored more than a dozen new farmers through the nitty-gritty of running a certified organic farming business. From workshops to work parties, biologists, ecologists and loyal volunteers have coaxed native flora and fauna back to life in a restored wetland that also benefits the farming enterprises.
It seemed time to take the next step, and we’re doing that next month!
On Friday March 24, our first group of student farmers will begin 19 weeks of rich and diverse studies at Haliburton EcoFarm School. They’ll experience the hands-in-the-dirt pleasures of growing organic food, the hows and whys of incorporating biodiversity and ecosystem restoration into agriculture, and the delicious realities of applying nutritional principles to reaping what you sow.
Does this sound like just exactly what you’ve been waiting for? Contact us for more information, or to register. Until February 28, we’re offering an earlybird discount on our debut pricing.
If you’d rather have a closer look, please come along to our our EcoFarm School Open House, on Saturday March 18, from noon til 2pm at the farm, 741 Haliburton Road. Meet instructors, farmers, students, learn about our certified organic farming practices and biodiversity projects, and sample some tasty and nutritious snacks. We’ll offer tours of the farm and UBER (Urban Biodiversity Enhancement and Restoration Project – our restored wetland).
March 18 is also our registration deadline; if we’ve reached our maximum enrollment by then, we’ll still welcome you to our open house, to learn what the school is about, tour the farm and rub shoulders with staff and students. And enjoy some snacks!