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Sunday, November 27 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Building Healthy Soil: Reflections from the Field

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We all know that soil health plays a big role in growing food - but how do we support soil health while balancing the million requirements of running a farm? In this session join our panel of farmers- with representation from field crop, livestock, and veggie producers- as they explore their reflections on soil health, including what’s worked, what hasn’t and all their reflections from the field.

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Stuart Oke

Raised just outside of Kingston, Ontario Stuart grew up in a non-farming family. After an accidental season spent working on organic farms in Ireland, as a member of WWOOF, he turned to farming full time in 2009. Since then, Stuart has farmed throughout Ontario and in Quebec. He has had the privilege of learning from and apprenticing under some truly inspirational and professional farmers over the years spent growing vegetables. He is the current co-owner... Read More →

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Isabelle Rodé

Vintage Soil
Isabelle is the owner and operator of Vintage Soil Farm. Isabelle spent 6 years working on a variety of organic farms, in Ontario, BC and Quebec, before starting Vintage Soil Farm in 2021. VS, currently located on rented land in the Ottawa Valley, uses draft power in the field and... Read More →
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Chris Wooding

Chris runs Ironwood Organics, a small farm located in eastern Ontario, growing nutrient dense heritage grains while supporting a strong baking and brewing community. They have recently expanded and produce cereals including wheat, rye, oats and barley. Their primary passion is landrace... Read More →
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Sarah Bakker

Field Sparrow Farms
Sarah Bakker is the co-founder of Field Sparrow Farms, located on 100 acres in Bobcaygeon, ON where they focus on regenerative agriculture practices that protect habitat for grassland bird species. Currently, they market grass-fed beef, pastured pork, and pastured chicken via an online... Read More →
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Stephanie Laing

Stephanie Laing co-owns and manages Fiddlehead Farm in Prince Edward County with her wife Heather Coffey. They've been farming since 2012, and now manage a large CSA with delivery locations in Prince Edward County, Belleville, Napanee, Trenton, and Toronto. Stephanie is Fiddlehead's... Read More →

Sunday November 27, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm EST
Eastern Regional Gathering