Ed O'Reilly, Kristie Jameson, Theresa Schumilas, Wayne Roberts enjoy moment during panel on Sustainable Farming

2010 Sustainable farming Conference

Archived Information:


This conference is for everyone who is involved with local and sustainable food and farming in the Province. The conference (Fri & Sat) takes place at the College of the North Atlantic, 1 Prince Phillip Drive; Sunday’s On-Farm sessions take place at various locations in the St. John’s and Portugal Cove area.

The Full Conference Package ($90) includes:

Membership to ACORN-NL
All Meals and All workshops:
Friday’s Chef’s Local Food Dinner & Panel Discussion
Saturday’s Workshop Sessions and Local Food Lunch
Sunday On-Farm Practical Sessions and Lunch
Innovative Practical and Visioning Sessions
Groundbreaking Panel Discussions and Networking Opportunities

We have a great line up of Guest Speakers including:

Keynote Speaker M.Sc. Theresa Schumilas – Now an Organic Farmer, Theresa has over 24 years of working within government on policy-relevant research related to community food systems
Dr. Wayne Roberts- Municipal Food Policy and Food Security Expert, Author of “The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food”
M.Sc. Ag Rupert Jannasch – Expert Farmer, Organic Farm Transition Specialist, and Agricultural Consultant
Norbert Kungl – Expert Farmer and President of Nova Horticultural, His ‘Selwood Green Farm’ arguably produces “The Most Diverse Array of Crops in Nova Scotia”

Register by email: nlorganics@yahoo.ca. Email or call to get complete registration form:(Cell) 709-764-3169

We’d like to thank the Provincial Wellness Granting Program (Health) and the Department of Agrifoods for supporting this conference. Please contact us if you are interested in helping to financially support this conference or other ACORN-NL initiatives. If you have any questions or would like to register by phone then please contact:

Mark Wilson
Conference Coordinator
(Cell) 709-764-3169
(Fax) 709-237-4696

ACORN-NL will be hosting its 2010 Sustainable Farming Conference in St. John’s the weekend of OCTOBER 22th-24 th , 2010.

We are very excited about the wide knowledge base that our conference presenters will bring to our provincial group. They will include nationally and Atlantic regionally-acclaimed experts in the fields of:

•Health related research with local and organic food

•Food Policy to help connect grassroots organizations with Municipal and Provincial Government policies

•Local and Regional experts in Organic and Local Marketing, Production, and Processing

•Food Security

•Community gardens and school-farm programs

•Much more!

While the program is still being finalized, we anticipate offering:

•Friday afternoon session specifically for topics that affect government and organizations

•Friday evening local food dinner with expert chefs & an evening panel discussion

•Saturday workshop and local food lunch

•Sunday on-farm practical workshops at two farms in the surrounding area.

Please address any questions to our conference coordinator Mark Wilson ( nlorganics@yahoo.ca ) 709-764-3169 or by Fax at 709-237-4696