Nov.11-13th: ACORN’s Annual Organic Conference & Trade Show!  This year, ACORN-NL applied for and got funding from Growing Forward to help send NL organic farmers to participate in this signature event. Hope you’ve registered – it’s always a terrific event. At last count, we have nine reps from NL participating! 

Dec.9th: TheNewfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture (NLFA) will be hosting its annual Christmas Social on December 9 at7:30pm at the Governor’sInn inSt. John’s (great spot – see you there!). 

New on the bookshelf: Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada… a new release from Nimbus Publishing written by Halifax journalist and author Chris Benjamin, is a “collection of stories profiling some of Atlantic Canada’s most innovative and forward-thinking leaders in sustainability…Benjamin’s profiles get to the heart of his subjects’ relationship with the concept of sustainability, and the personal philosophies that in turn sustain their efforts.”

Eco-Innovators features two ACORN-NL members including: Alison Dyer (St. John’s/Hants Hbr-TB) environmental journalist and sustainable food advocate; and artist-organic farmer Colette Urban of McIvers, Nfld. Copies will be available at upcoming ACORN Conference.

Dec.1st: deadline for nominations to the Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Agriculture’s i) Atlantic Hall of Fame 2011 and ii) Environmental Award for 2011. Awards to be presented at the NLFA’s AGM in Gander (Jan 25-26, 2012). For information, contact Christa Wright at

see you (hopefully) this weekend at this conference! Alison