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Saturday, November 26 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Farmer-led Research in the North

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Farmer-led research is a process of inquiry that uses the scientific method to address on-farm curiosities and challenges. It is a flexible and powerful tool that can be integral to improving operations, including the ability to compare the environmental and economic impacts of on-farm innovations. Hear from farmer researchers in the north about their trials, results, and what research has meant for them and their farms.
Ken Laing will also share about the work he has been doing at Orchard Hill Farm to compare different winter-killed and rolled cover crops and mulching systems to reduce tillage and maintain continuous cover for organic vegetable crops

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Isabelle Spence-Legault

Isabelle Spence-Legault has been working with her partner Ryan to run Field Good Farms/La ferme j’me champs bien for the past eight years. Field Good Farms is a bio-intensive 5-acre vegetable operation in Cache Bay, where they sell produce through a CSA, as well as online marketing... Read More →

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Ken Laing

Orchard Hill Farm
Ken graduated from the University of Guelph with a BSc in horticulture in 1979. He is farmingat Orchard Hill Farm near St.Thomas, Ontario with his wife Martha and daughter Ellen. He hasexperience growing a wide variety of horticultural and field crops organically for 3 decades.Orchard... Read More →
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Ryan Spence

Ryan Spence has been living and farming in northeastern Ontario for 12 years. He owns and operates Field Good Farms / La ferme j'me champs bien - a bio-intensive 5-acre vegetable operation in Cache Bay along with his wife, Isabelle. Field Good Farms is constantly evolving, but currently... Read More →

Guy Porlier

Bex and Guy Porlier operate The Colour Farm in Callander, where they work together to bring fresh, seasonal flowers, herbs, dyes and honey to their community.
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Evalisa McIllfaterick

Evalisa owns and operates Root Cellar Gardens - a small-scale, off-grid, market garden located in South Gillies, 50km southwest of Thunder Bay Ontario. She grows a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers as well as growing out and saving regionally adapted seeds for replanting... Read More →

Saturday November 26, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Northeastern Regional Gathering